Investigating the within-herd prevalence and risk factors for ketosis in dairy cattle in Ontario as diagnosed by the test-day concentration of beta-hydroxybutyrate in milk

Authors

  • E. H. Tatone Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada
  • T. F. Duffield Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada
  • S. J. LeBlanc Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada
  • T. J. DeVries Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada
  • J. L. Gordon Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21423/aabppro20163447

Keywords:

ketosis, dairy cattle, risk factors, herd management

Abstract

A large-scale observational study was conducted to estimate the within-herd prevalence and cow-level risk factors for ketosis in dairy cattle in herds that participate in a dairy herd improvement association (DHIA) program in Ontario, Canada.

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2016-09-15

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