The quality of milk for many of us is not determined by laboratory analysis and evaluation of its composition, but by taste and smell. It is these criteria that give us a clear notion of a “good” or “bad” product. Today we will talk about why cows have salted milk and how to solve this problem.
As a rule, if a cow lives with you for a long time, it is already more than 15 years old, then over time a characteristic salty taste may appear. This is a normal sign of the product of old cows. Another thing, if your nurse is young. In this case, salted milk can talk about some serious problems:
- udder tuberculosis;
- kidney problem;
- mastitis or some other udder disease.
If milk besides taste also differs in an abnormal consistency (too watery, heterogeneous, flakes are present) - this is a sure sign of udder disease. Good quality milk should not have any extraneous odors, have a dense structure, white color with a slight yellowish color, and a pleasant sweetish taste.
In a rare case, the salinity of the product may be caused by feed. For example, if a cow ate a plant in a pasture.
How to solve a problem?
The problem should be solved only after the reason is determined. If you have a young cow, and the fact of oldness is excluded, then you should seek the help of a specialist. The veterinarian should take a blood test, milk the animal and conduct a full examination.
- Tuberculosis - if the doctor has made this diagnosis, you should immediately begin drug therapy of the animal. Strong enough modern antibiotics are taken. In this case, the milk of a sick cow cannot be consumed, since the illness is transmitted to a person.
- Inflammation or udder mastitis is a very dangerous disease. Firstly, it leads to a deterioration in the quality of milk itself, and pathogenic microbes develop in it. Secondly, in such a product there are practically no nutrients, and chloride and globulin predominate. This can lead to poisoning. Mastitis is treated with modern drugs. Read about it in our previous publications.
- As we have said, the salinity of the product can sometimes be caused by a kidney problem. If the reaction to tuberculosis and mastitis turned out to be negative, then a more thorough examination of the digestive organs should be carried out. First of all, the kidneys.