Ketosisis a metabolic disease that can affect dairy cows during the first few weeks after calving. It is caused by an imbalance in the metabolism of glucose and fatty acids, which leads to an accumulation of ketone bodies in the blood.
The symptoms of Ketosis are: Decreased appetite, decreased milk production, loss weight, sweet or fruity breath, lethargy / weakness, digestive disturbances (diarrhoea and bloating), increased urination and drinking.
The consequences of Ketosis are: decreased milk production, loss weight, reproductive problems (retained placenta and infertility) and increased susceptibility to other diseases.
The causes of ketosis is the metabolic imbalance between glucose and fatty acid utilization. This imbalance can be caused by: