The agribusiness knowledge provider
This article also
available in

Tech Forum Alert


Effective ketosis control in dairy cows

Dr. Leonhard Raab

Ketosis or acetonaemia is a metabolic disorder which occurs mainly in the first few weeks after calving. The subclinical form is of far greater significance economically than the acute form of the disease.


It is characterised by an accumulation of so-called ketone bodies (acetoacetate, beta-hydroxybutyrate and acetone), which cannot be completely metabolised.


These products are excreted with the milk and urine. Ketosis may be either primary or secondary. In the primary form the ketosis itself is the cause of the disorder, whereas in the secondary form other organ diseases are responsible, such as claw infections, abomasal displacement or metritis.


For more of the article, please click here


Article made possible through the contribution of Schaumann Group.

Share this article on FacebookShare this article on TwitterPrint this articleForward this article
Subscribe To eFeedLink 
Copyright ©2017 eFeedLink. All rights reserved.
Find us on FacebookFind us on Twitter