Indicators of induced subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in Danish Holstein cows

@inproceedings{Danscher2015IndicatorsOI,
  title={Indicators of induced subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in Danish Holstein cows},
  author={Anne Mette Danscher and Shucong Li and Pia Haubro Andersen and Ehsan Khafipour and Niels Bastian Kristensen and Jan C. Plaizier},
  booktitle={Acta veterinaria Scandinavica},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in dairy cows is high with large impact on economy and welfare. Its current field diagnosis is based on point ruminal pH measurements by oral probe or rumenocentesis. These techniques are invasive and inaccurate, and better markers for the diagnosis of SARA are needed. The goal of this study was to evaluate clinical signs of SARA and to investigate the use of blood, faecal and urinary parameters as indicators of SARA. Six lactating… CONTINUE READING