Subacute Rumen Acidosis and Preventive Feeding Practices in Dairy Cows

Hayrettin Çayıroğlu, Ahmet Şahin, İsa Coşkun


Subacute rumen acidosis is a metabolic disease that usually occurs in the form of recurrent seizures of low rumen pH during periods giving of high energy-containing rations and usually lasts for several minutes or several hours. The most important clinical signs are decreased feed consumption, live weight loss, decrease in rumen movements, abomasum displacement, laminitis, diarrhea, decrease in milk yield and milk fat yield, softening of feces, presence of undigested grains in feces. In this article, the reasons of subacute rumen acidosis which causes significant economic losses in dairy cow farms, methods that can be applied to detect and prevent it have been emphasized.


Subacute rumen acidosis; Dairy cow; Preventive nutrition; Metabolic disease; Milk yield

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ISSN: 2148-127X

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