Transition Cow

Dairy CowA study of 4,709 fresh cows in 131 herds in five European countries found that strong associations between ketosis and disease indicates that interventions to improve nutrition and management that decrease ketosis will likely result in a reduction of production diseases. It also found that cows that calved in April to June had the highest odds of ketosis, with about twice as high odds compared with cows that calved in July to September. The cows that calved in January to March tended to have 1.5 times higher risk of ketosis compared with cows that calved in July to September. Read more at the Journal of Dairy Science.

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