Ketone bodies are “the killers” being responsible for all subsequent negative effects (oxidative stress/ oxygen radicals)
Early detection and interference are key to prevent clinical effects and economical losses caused by ketone bodies!
Go and check your dry cows’ feed intake and BCS on regular scale
Undetected subclinical ketosis can also lead to cellular damages, immunosuppression and in consequence increased incidence of secondary diseases e.g. mastitis, metritis and ketosis
Go and check regularly blood BHBA levels of your fresh cows!
Did you ever wonder about your poor first service conception rates? SCK could be one of the causes you can fix to improve reproductive outcome.
Did you already know? Latest investigations reveal a strong correlation between excessive loss of BCS and increased risk of lameness.
Go for our updated BCS Cowdition App to get in control of your herd.
Negative impact of (subclinical) ketosis on milk yields and subsequent diseases still seems to be underestimated
Take your time to make a cost-benefit calculation