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foremilk

 [for´milk]
1. the first milk to be drawn out during breastfeeding.

co·los·trum

(kō-los'trŭm),
A thin white opalescent fluid, the first milk secreted at the termination of pregnancy; it differs from the milk secreted later by containing more lactalbumin and lactoprotein; colostrum is also rich in antibodies that confer passive immunity to the newborn.
Synonym(s): foremilk
[L.]

foremilk

(fôr′mĭlk′)
n.

co·los·trum

(kŏ-los'trŭm)
A thin white opalescent fluid, the first milk secreted at the termination of pregnancy; it differs from the milk secreted later by containing more lactalbumin and lactoprotein; colostrum is also rich in antibodies which confer passive immunity to the newborn.
Synonym(s): foremilk.
[L.]

foremilk,

n thirst-quenching milk with a watery consistency, produced at the beginning of a feeding.

foremilk

the first few streams of milk at any milking time. After the first squirt of milk is discarded the rest of the foremilk is suitable as a source of material for laboratory examination for the presence of mastitis organisms.
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Determination of Comparative Contemporaneous Association Between Streak and Intramammary Infections in Cows and Buffaloes Contemporaneous association as used in the context of the present study referred to co-occurrence of a specific microorganism in streak canal swab and quarter foremilk sample of a particular teat simultaneously (Muhammad, 1992; Quirk et al.
Of the 80 quarter foremilk samples of 20 cows subjected to microbiological examination, 44 (55%) yielded growth of one or more than one microbial species (Table 2).
Table 2: Comparative prevalence of microorganisms recovered from quarter foremilk samples of cows and dairy buffaloes
Scrutiny of comparative contemporaneous association (defined in the context of the present study as co-occurrence of a microorganism in streak canal swab and quarter foremilk sample) of streak canal organisms with the intramammary organisms in cows and buffaloes revealed that recovery of 44 and 27 isolates, respectively in cows and buffaloes was common to both streak canal swab and quarter foremilk samples (Table 3).
In cows (n=20), a total of 44 isolates belonging to 18 microbial categories were recovered simultaneously from streak canal swab and foremilk quarter samples.
In a comparable number (n = 20) of buffaloes sampled in the present study, 27 isolates of 15 microbial categories recovered from streak canal and quarter foremilk samples showed a contemporaneous association (identity).
n=1) were recovered simultaneously from streak canal and quarter foremilk samples of 20 buffaloes.
aureus was the most frequent isolate recovered from quarter foremilk samples of cows accounting for 25.
aureus was the most frequent isolate recovered from 80 foremilk quarters samples of each of cows and buffaloes.
The notion that the prevalence of streak canal infection (diagnosed by means of streak canal swab samples) is higher than the intramammary infections diagnosed by culture of quarter foremilk samples (Du Preez, 1986; Tuteja et al.
In the present study, determination of comparative contemporaneous association (defined in the context of the present study as co-occurrence of a microorganism in streak canal swab and quarter foremilk samples of the same teat) of streak canal organisms with the intramammary organisms in cows and buffaloes revealed that recovery of 44 and 27 isolates, respectively in cows and buffaloes was common to both streak canal swab and quarter foremilk samples.