Feb. 6 2017
It’s an important question about an important topic that tends to be very underappreciated, says Garrett (Gary) Oetzel, D.V.M
Feb. 1 2016
For cows transitioning from dry period to lactation, ketosis is one of the most prevalent metabolic disorders as it causes reduced feed intake, depressed milk production, weight loss and susceptibility...
March 23 2015
Subclinical ketosis quietly lurks in dairy herds, but its negative impact on feed intake, reproductive efficiency, milk production, immune function and more can't be ignored
Jan. 30 2015
DHIA milk sample-based method is 91 percent accurate identifying herd prevalence. Next to mastitis, perhaps no subclinical health problem is as common, as unseen (if not outright ignored) or as costly...
Jan. 8 2015
It was drilled into my head from a very young age to watch out for calves with droopy ears, sunken eyes and clear signs of illness. Many producers use physical and behavioral signs such as these to detect...
May 8 2013
Producers have options for identifying ketotic cows, but some methods are better than others. Cows that do not adapt to the negative energy balance experienced after calving are candidates for developing...
April 16 2013
Dairy cows struggle to maintain normal blood calcium levels at the start of each lactation. Colostrum and milk both use a large amount of calcium, and the cow must suddenly adjust for this rapid nutrient...
Feb. 17 2012
Hoard's Dairyman Webinar Archives February 13, 2012: "Preventing and treating ketosis" presented by Garrett Oetzel, University of Wisconsin-Madison Brought to you by Elanco. Return to Hoard's
Dec. 15 2010
When a cow's intake of energy does not meet her energy needs for maintenance and milk production, she begins to burn fat as an energy source. One common form of ketosis (Type I) occurs when a cow is in...
May 10 2010
Is there a best way to monitor ketosis? Ketosis is underrecognized on most farms and is associated with several clinical diseases, lost milk, breeding problems, and greater risk of early culling. You should...