Metabolic Profiling of dairy cows to improve efficiency and production

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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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFarming Connect
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2019

Keywords

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

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