Study: Bovine ketosis more common than previously thought

03/29/2012 | Agri-View (Madison, Wis.)

The expected rate of ketosis in dairy cattle is generally around 30%, but a recent study of 1,800 cattle found 27% to 57% of animals to be ketotic. Ketotic cows have lower milk production and reproductive success, so lead researcher veterinarian Garret Oetzel recommends several tactics to reduce its incidence within dairy herds.

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