Submitted to: American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/10/2005
Publication Date: 6/1/2005
Citation: Hall, M. B. 2005. Diagnosing & managing subclinical rumen acidosis in dairy cattle. In: Proc. 23rd Annual Forum of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, June 3, 2005, Baltimore, MD. CDROM and online.
Technical Abstract: Ruminal acidosis is a major diet-related health disorder of dairy cattle. It appears to present itself as a syndrome that has negative effects on far more than just the rumen. To understand how best to reduce the health problems related to "ruminal acidosis", being able to recognize it and the factors that contribute to it are the first steps to preventing it. Prevention of ruminal acidosis can lead to better animal health, productivity and efficiency.