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KEY FACTS Monitoring for Subclinical Ketosis in Dairy Herds

  title={KEY FACTS Monitoring for Subclinical Ketosis in Dairy Herds},
  author={Thomas Geishauser and Ken E. Leslie and David F. Kelton and Todd F. Duffield},
Ketosis causes economic losses resulting from decreased milk production, impaired fertility, and increased risk of displaced abomasum. On a herd basis, subclinical ketosis is substantially more costly than is clinical ketosis; therefore, greater benefits are to be gained by monitoring cows for subclinical ketosis. More than 90% of subclinical ketosis cases occur in the first and second months after calving. During this period, approximately 40% of all cows are affected by subclinical ketosis at… Expand

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