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888 - Metabolic Disorders Most of the following are...

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Metabolic Disorders Most of the following are forage-related metabolic disorders or nutritional problems. They are not all as simple as described here, however.
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Acidosis Acidosis results from too much lactic acid. Rumen fermentation is so great that the acids produced exceed the animal's ability to buffer or absorb and metabolize them.
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acidosis The acid decreases the bacteria's activity, slowing fermentation and putting the animal off feed. It may be somewhat self- correcting, therefore, but results in lost production when the goal was very high production, which is why so much grain was being fed in the first place.
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acidosis The solution is usually to prevent acidosis by feeding sufficient forage (ie, feed less grain). Buffers can be fed, also. Sodium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate (limestone)
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Ketosis Affects mainly cattle and sheep Usually near parturition (the animal may be off feed at a time energy demand is increasing, maybe because milk production is starting.
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