Ketosis due to lack of livestock nutrition management


 Ketosis due to lack of livestock nutrition management

in livestock

Ketosis is most often seen in high-yielding lactating cows during the first 6 weeks after calving, which is especially important in the first 3 weeks.

The disease often occurs during the winter feeding period and when cows are kept indoors. The prevalence of this disease in older cows is higher than in newborn heifers.

Familiarity with the basis of ketosis in simple language

The reason for this complication is a series of changes in the metabolic process, the main focus of which is a decrease in blood glucose and an increase in the production of ketone bodies in the blood. Ketone compounds are metabolic mediators caused by the displacement of stored body fats. Major ketone compounds include beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), acetate and acetone.

This complication is called ketosis due to the accumulation of ketone bodies in the blood and urine of cows.

Ketone substances are oxidized by body tissues other than the liver, especially by muscles. Ketosis will occur if the production of ketone substances is more than their consumption by peripheral tissues.
Another cause of ketosis is obesity, which reduces appetite, increases the breakdown of body fat, increases the accumulation of fat in the liver and increases the production of ketone bodies.

Ketosis due to lack of livestock

Methods of prevention of ketosis

 The best way to prevent it is to pay attention to proper nutrition and management to supply the energy needed by cows.

Cows should not be too fat or thin at birth. Cows with a history of ketosis should be fed propylene glycol or sodium propionate for 6 to 8 weeks after calving.

 The start-up diet should have the highest amount of glucose precursors and the lowest amount of ketone precursors.

 The energy consumption of cows should be increased to such an extent that it does not reduce appetite ٬

 Cows should be fed with high quality fodder

 Avoid consuming substandard silos with high butyric acid

Provide 6 vitamins and minerals in the necessary amounts for cows.



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