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Intramammary infusion of Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide negatively affects feed intake, chewing, and clinical variables, but some effects are stronger in cows experiencing subacute rumen acidosis

By S. Aditya, E. Humer, P. Pourazad, R. Khiaosa-Ard, J. Huber, Q. Zebeli

Published on 22/10/2018

Cows with Sub Acute Ruminal Acidosis (SARA) are more susceptible to other health challenges than healthy cows. This study showed differences in fever symptoms, DMI and even chewing activity were more pronounced in SARA cows compared to healthy animals. These differences ultimately resulted in negative effects on milk yield and composition.

 

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