Metabolic Profiling of dairy cows to improve efficiency and production

Type Article
Original languageEnglish
JournalFarming Connect
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2019
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Abstract

The metabolic profiling of an animal involves analysis of blood to evaluate internal functions and how these might affect the animal as a whole. The results are used to assess the nutritional state and fertility of animals, particularly those in the “transition period” – this is the time 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after birth. This information can then be used in the diagnosis and prediction of diseases in the herd, for example, milk fever, mastitis and fatty liver syndrome.

Keywords

  • metabolic profiling, COWS, dairy cattle, Dairy cows, ketosis, Disease, Efficiency, productivity, health