Metabolic Disease

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.

LDA’s in Dairy Cows – Keeping them at bay

Left displaced abomasums (LDAs), as you know usually occur post calving in cows that have reduced dry matter intakes. Close up dry cows should be eating 1.5% of bodyweight (10.5kg/DM/day).

Achieving <1% LDA rate centres around achieving a hugely successful transition period, three weeks before and three weeks after calving.

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2021-04-26T16:06:57+00:00April 26th, 2021|Metabolic Disease|

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 […]

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