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/milk·ing/ (milk´ing) the pressing out of the contents of a tubular structure by running the finger along it.


a procedure used to express the contents of a duct or tube, to test for tenderness, or to obtain a specimen for study. The examiner compresses the structure with a finger and moves the finger firmly along the duct or tube to its opening. Also called stripping.


Heart surgery The gentle squeezing of a blood vessel, often a distal vein or the extremity itself, 'milking' it proximally to extract a non-adherent thrombus


A procedure used to express the contents of a tube or duct to obtain a specimen or to test for tenderness.


the procedure of extracting the milk from the udder usually with a milking machine. The process and the machine play a large part in the transmission of mastitis, pseudocowpox, bovine ulcerative mammillitis, cowpox, udder impetigo, teat papillomatosis, and in the causation of black spot. It is a special portal of entry for infection in the cow, goat and rarely sheep.

milking bail
the head lock or stock which restrains the cow while she is milked.
milking hygiene
includes milking machine sanitation between milkings, teat cup sanitation during milking, teat washing, teat dipping or spraying, hand disinfection, fly control, shed floor washing.
milking machine
milking order
the order in which groups of cattle in a milking herd pass through the milking parlor twice each day; for reasons of mastitis control the order should be heifers first followed by uninfected senior cows, followed by known infected but clinically normal individuals and then cows with clinical mastitis last.
milking parlor
the room or shed used for milking cows. The milking stalls may be in line abreast (a walkthrough), angled away from a central pit, and often not divided into stalls (herringbone), in-line behind each other on either side of a pit (tandem), or on a milking platform that rotates around a central point (carousel or rotary); there are a number of other variations on these styles.
milking ratio
the duration of the milk flow within each pulsation cycle expressed as a percentage of the period when milk does not flow.
milking time
1. the time of day at which milking occurs.
2. total time taken to milk the entire herd or the average time taken to milk each cow.

Patient discussion about milking

Q. Can I be allergic only to milk? I don't get anything from eating dairy- only from drinking milk I get itchy and sneezy. is that possible?

A. dairy milk is devoid of any enzymes because it's pasturized
your body needs enzymes to break milk proteins down
if your allergic it means you don't have enough enzymes to break them down
and your body is trying to signal you to stop what you are doing

try getting an enzyme before taking milk if you don't want milk to take out from your diet

a substitute would be rice milk or almond milk

Q. Is this because of the milk change or anything else. After the change of formula milk to cow milk one and half year old daughter seems to be constipated most days. It’s really upsetting her. Is this because of the milk change or anything else?

A. Check if your baby is not consuming the milk more than required and recommended. Large volume of milk, both formula or cows can lead to constipation in children. Reduce her intake of milk see if the constipation resolves, but ensure of her fluid intake like plain water to help her digestive system. It’s always good to keep up a good intake of plain water. Fruit, vegetables and wholegrain cereals are the best sources of fibre and must be introduced and these stimulate the digestive system. Try these as it may of your help, but if trouble persists do visit a doctor or dietician.

Q. Does cow's milk cause acne? I'm 16 years old guy, and I have acne for several years now. Lately, although I treat it as my dermatologist instructs me, it seems I have more zits, particularly on my face. My friend told it can be because for the last few months ago I've been drinking a cup of milk for breakfast (I almost didn't drink milk at all before that). Is it true? The acne really makes me miserable, and the last thing I want to do is to make it worse. Thanks!!!

A. Regardless of what milk does to your acne, emotional stress can also make it worse, so first of all, try to relax- it'll make feel better and can also make your acne better, so it'll make you feel even better. Try to avoid milk for some time and see what helps you most. No one really proved milk has any influence on acne, so you shouldn't feel like you you're responsible for your acne.

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