39-Title: Analysis of copper and cobalt content in bovine milk samples collected from Kutch region of Gujarat

39-Title: Analysis of copper and cobalt content in bovine milk samples collected from Kutch region of Gujarat

Authors: BR Patel, HB Patel, RD Singh, VN Sarvaiya, SK Mody and HA Patel

Source: Ruminant Science (2022)-11(1):193-196.

How to cite this manuscript: Patel BR, Patel HB, Singh RD, Sarvaiya VN, Mody SK and Patel HA (2022). Analysis of copper and cobalt content in bovine milk samples collected from Kutch region of Gujarat. Ruminant Science 11(1):193-196.


The present study was conducted to investigate levels of copper (Cu) and cobalt (Co) in milk from cattle and buffalo of Gandhidham (Area 1) and Bhachau (Area 2) of the Kutch region to asess the nutritional status of milk concerning micronutrient content in bovine milk. Concentrations of Cu and Co in 300 cattle and buffalo milk samples were determined following standard milk digestion procedure for micronutrient analysis and quantified using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (FAAS). Results of inter-area comparison for a level of Cu and Co indicated that levels of Co in the cattle milk collected from Bhachau (Area 2) were significantly higher (P<0.01) than in cattle milk of Gandhidham (Area 1). Also, in the case of buffalo milk, the values of Cu from Area 2 were significantly higher than Area 1 (P<0.01). The inter-species comparison between cattle and buffalo demonstrated a non-significant difference in the values of Cu and Co in both areas. The levels of Cu from Area 1 and Area 2 in the milk of cattle and buffalo were below the reported Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) values.


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