Project

Improving diagnostic models of subacute ruminal acidosis in dairy for on farm health management systems

Duration
16 February 2015 → 31 October 2019
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • General biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
SARA-method milk biomarkers diagnosis
 
Project description

SARA is a metabolic disorder in dairy herds associated
with higher costs and lower animal welfare. The most practical diagnosis is
through monitoring milk biomarkers. This project aims at identifying groups
with higher risk for SARA development to enable targeted monitoring and at
defining the role of the more distal parts of the gastro-intestinal tract to
identify new/additional biomarkers.