5-Title: Investigation of the effect of dietary olive pomace on production, composition, and microbial load of milk in the one hump camel

Authors: Tahereh Mohammadabadi

Source: Ruminant Science (2020)-9(2):233-234.

How to cite this manuscript: Mohammadabadi Tahereh (2020). Investigation of the effect of dietary olive pomace on production, composition, and microbial load of milk in the one hump camel. Ruminant Science 9(2):233-234.


This study was conducted to investigate the effect of using olive pomace on the production, quality, and microbial load of dromedary camel’s milk. Eight lactating camels with average body weight of 450 kg divided into 2 groups. Treatments were included grazing without and with 1 kg olive pomace per day for 35 days. The camels had access to forage in the desert and water. Milk production was recorded, and milk composition and microbial load were determined. The result indicated that olive pomace supplementation enhanced milk production of the camels (5.5 vs. 3.8 liter/day). Adding of olive pomace increased milk fat percentage (3.82 vs. 3.51%) (P<0.05), but milk lactose and protein were not influenced (P>0.05). Using olive pomace in camels decreased (P<0.05) microbial load of milk. The current study revealed that supplementation of olive pomace by 1 kg/day in dromedary dairy camels’ increased milk production and fat percentage and decreased microbial load of milk. Hence, could be recommended in the dromedary camels’ diet for increasing milk production and improving the milk microbial quality and thus shelf life.


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