Influence of fiber form in a complete mixed ration on incidence of left displaced abomasum in postpartum dairy cows.

@article{Dawson1992InfluenceOF,
  title={Influence of fiber form in a complete mixed ration on incidence of left displaced abomasum in postpartum dairy cows.},
  author={Lionel J Dawson and E P Aalseth and Lynn Rice and Grant D. Adams},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1992},
  volume={200 12},
  pages={1989-92}
}
During the fall of 1982, increased incidence of left displaced abomasum (LDA) was seen in a group of cows fed a complete pelleted ration (3/16 inch) at the university's dairy center during the early postpartum period. Of these, 17.4% developed LDA when fed this experimental ration, whereas only 1.6% of the remaining cows in the herd developed LDA. The latter cows (as a control) were fed loose alfalfa hay, sorghum silage, and an 18% crude protein mix. Most of the fiber in the experimental diet… CONTINUE READING