Metabolic Disease

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It’s very important to be aware of metabolic disease on farm and how to best manage to prevent metabolic disease in the first place. Here we discuss best practice as well as the signs to look out for.

Keep an eye out for Ketosis

Ketosis (also known as acetonaemia) is a common metabolic condition seen in high yielding dairy cows typically during early lactation. It is characterised by high circulating levels of non-esterified fatty acids (NEFAs) in the blood, together with their metabolic products, ketones (acetone, acetoacetate and beta-hydroxybutyrate which is also known as [...]

2019-03-04T15:45:02+00:00January 16th, 2019|Dairy, Metabolic Disease|