Nutritional and management strategies for the prevention of fatty liver in dairy cattle.

@article{Grummer2008NutritionalAM,
  title={Nutritional and management strategies for the prevention of fatty liver in dairy cattle.},
  author={Ric R. Grummer},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={176 1},
  pages={10-20}
}
Fatty liver occurs in dairy cattle during periods of elevated blood non-esterified fatty acids (NEFAs). Elevated blood NEFAs are associated with hormonal changes at parturition and negative energy balance. Approaches for preventing fatty liver include inhibition of fatty acid mobilization from adipose tissues and altering hepatic metabolism to enhance fatty acid oxidation or export as a constituent of very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL). Nutritional and management strategies to implement these… CONTINUE READING

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