Estimation of the total viable bacterial counts of raw and processed milk from selected smallholder dairy farms of Zimbabwe

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A study conducted in several diary farms in Zimbabwe revealed high levels of bacteria in both processed and raw milk. This is a public health concern. Efforts need to be put in place to minimize such high loads of bacterial counts.
Une étude menée dans plusieurs fermes au Zimbabwe a révélé des niveaux élevés de bactéries aussi bien dans le lait traité que dans le lait non traité. Il s’agit ici d’un problème de santé publique. Des efforts doivent être fournis pour réduire au minimum ces charges élevées de bactéries.
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2010
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Southern Africa
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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Open Access
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Printed resource
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1223-1225
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About the RUFORUM 2010 Biennal Conference
"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Animal Science"