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Table 7 Factors associated with bulk tank somatic cell score on 398 Irish dairy farms during summer, based on a multiple regression model

From: Farm management factors associated with bulk tank somatic cell count in Irish dairy herds

Variable Level SCS (SCC) SE P
The pipeline system Direct pipeline 12.65 (313) 0.044 ***
  Recorder plant 12.53 (277) 0.049  
Heated water in the pit Yes 12.54 (279) 0.046 ***
  No 12.64 (310) 0.045  
Cleanliness of parlour Clean 12.53 (276) 0.047 **
  Slightly dirty 12.63 (307) 0.047  
  Dirty 12.61 (300) 0.061  
Use of dry cow therapy Never 12.69 (324) 0.082 *
  All cows 12.49 (267) 0.022  
Is milk recording practiced? Yes 12.56 (285) 0.047 *
  No 12.62 (304) 0.045  
  1. ns (not significant), * P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001
  2. Somatic cell count (SCC), somatic cell score (SCS)