Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/4/2004
Publication Date: 10/28/2004
Citation: Hall, M. B. 2004. Ruminal acidosis: within and beyond the rumen. In: Proc. Meeting of California Association of Registered Professional Animal Scientists. Coalinga, CA. October 28-29, 2004.
Technical Abstract: Ruminal acidosis is a major diet-related health disorder of dairy cattle. Although the main focus of research on ruminal acidosis has been on the rumen, there is ample evidence that the disorder is not strictly centered in the rumen, and that it may involve other gastrointestinal compartments. To understand how best to reduce the health problems related to "ruminal acidosis", we need to come to a better understanding of the involvement of other systems in the animal.