Comparison of techniques for measurement of rumen pH in lactating dairy cows.

@article{Duffield2004ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of techniques for measurement of rumen pH in lactating dairy cows.},
  author={Todd F. Duffield and Jan C. Plaizier and A M Fairfield and Randy Bagg and Gord Vessie and Paul C. Dick and J N Wilson and Jeff Aramini and Brian W Mcbride},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2004},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={59-66}
}
Subacute rumen acidosis is thought to be a common condition in early lactating dairy cattle; however, diagnosis is difficult. There are currently only two techniques available for measuring rumen pH under field conditions: rumenocentesis and oral stomach tube. Sixteen rumen-fistulated cows were sampled in four sites of the rumen (cranial-ventral, caudal-ventral, central, and cranial-dorsal) with a rumen cannula. Rumen pH results were compared to those obtained at the same time with… CONTINUE READING