Friday, April 20, 2018

Diseases in Indian Cows

Recent report of 55 HF cows detected having TB at Anand is a reason for worry about safety of Milk being supplied by Indian Dairy Industry. While in Europe such cows are culled, there is no information about what the Indian authorities propose to do in this and such cases.
It may not be out of place to record that Indian breeds of cows have proved to have excellent disease resistance. Given adequate feed and clean stall conditions Indian Breeds of cows do not suffer from commonly reported problems of Mastitis,TB etc.

Vedic Wisdom About Cows

Goat Milk

According to Rig Veda Milk from a cow is considered a minor product. Food produced by cow based agriculture is more important to feed the world, in addition, there is the great significance of पञ्चगव्य products.
However, if Milk is to be considered the main produce desired, a goat is extremely more efficient at converting food into milk. Weight for weight it is a more efficient milk producer than the dairy cow.

Goat's milk does not have to be pasteurized, as there is a very low incidence of tuberculosis in goats and brucellosis. However, as with all unpasteurized milk, it should be boiled before giving to children under 2 years old or to pregnant women.
Compared to cows’ milk, goats’ milk and its products are very white. Also, the cream does not rise so readily due to the smaller fat globules. It can be used to produce a wide range of dairy products and has the advantage that, if frozen directly after milking, it will store well in this condition.