Project

Differences in animal susceptibility for subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in relation to feeding behaviour of dairy cattle.

Duration
01 October 2019 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Animal health engineering
Keywords
SARA animal susceptibility feeding behaviour milk fatty acids biomarkers
 
Project description

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.