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Table 2 Correlation co-efficient analysis of dairy cattle colostrum samples using various physico-chemical parameters

From: Quantitative assessment of German Holstein dairy cattle colostrum and impact of thermal treatment on quality of colostrum viscosity and immunoglobulins

ParameterIgG concentrationViscosity of first colostrum
mg mL−1%BrixnDVisualDynamic§
Fat %r = 0.242
p = 0.133
r = 0.099
p = 0.543
r = 0.081
p = 0.619
rs= -203
p = 0.210
r = 0.237
p = 0.140
mg mL−1r = 0.894
p = 0.001
r = 0.887
p = 0.001
rs= 0.896
p = 0.001
r = 0.575
p = 0.001
%Brix r = 0.991
p = 0.001
rs= 0.841
p = 0.001
r = 0.742
p = 0.001
nD  rs= 0.839
p = 0.001
r = 0.772
p = 0.001
Visual viscosity of first colostrum   rs= 0.634
p = 0.001
  1. §Logarithmic values; p value: < 0.05 considered significant; r: correlation coefficient; rs: Spearman’s rank-order correlation
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