01 October 2019 → 15 August 2023
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Agricultural and food sciences
- Animal health engineering
SARA animal susceptibility feeding behaviour milk fatty acids biomarkers
Subacute rumen acidosis (SARA) is a metabolic disorder, characterized by a decrease in rumen pH, without clear clinical symptoms. There are important animal differences in sensitivity. The hypothesis states that differences in feeding behaviour can explain this variability. Based on milk metabolites and sensor data, this study aims to develop tools to identify SARA-sensitive animals and to develop precision strategies.