Corpus ID: 12063277

Minimizing the risk for rumen acidosis.

  title={Minimizing the risk for rumen acidosis.},
  author={Jan C. Plaizier and Li Shucong and G. N. Gozho and Ehsan Khafipour and Maurice Lenuel Eastridge},
Ruminal acidosis is a common disease in high yielding dairy cows, during which the rumen pH is depressed for several hours per day. There is no general agreement of the definition of the disease, and its diagnosis based on rumen pH measurement is invasive and inaccurate. As a result, the disease often goes unnoticed, and its impact is not well recognized. Surveys suggest a prevalence of between 19 and 26% in early and mid-lactation dairy cows in North America. Many symptoms have been attributed… Expand
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