How high can bacteria counts get in colostrum?
I came across a study that included analyzing the colostrum samples for total bacteria counts and coliform bacteria counts.
They did a series of dilutions in order to get reasonable estimates of very high numbers.
What were the highest counts?
total plate count - highest value 400,000,000 cfu/ml
coliform count - highest values 170,000,000 cfu/ml
Do you suppose with these bacteria counts the colostrum was a thick as yogurt?
Reference: Mandel, C. and Others, "Predictors of time to dairy calf bucket training." Journal of Dairy Science 100:9769-9774 December 2017.