It’s time we
talked about
subclinical ketosis

It affects 75% of our cows yet often goes unseen, a disease draining the life and profitability out of dairy herds due to its uncanny ability to lower in-calf rates.

It’s subclinical ketosis and it’s believed to be a major reason our six week in-calf rates are languishing. Research shows subclinical ketosis (SCK) reduces six week in-calf rates by an average of 7%.

In financial terms, this is a significant cost to our dairy clients.

SCK affects 75% of cows
SCK Six week in-calf rate reduction

Ketosis — a condition of energy deficit

It’s normal for a cow to lose weight post-calving because of the mismatch between what she can physically eat and the feed supplied to meet her requirements. Ketosis takes this to the extreme.

When a cow begins breaking down fat faster than she can cope with, it can lead to a severe negative energy balance. This can compromise health and condition including fertility rates.

Subclinical vs clinical ketosis

Sub-clinical ketosis is simply ketosis without the clinical symptoms of poor condition, lethargy or bad breath.

Reduced fertility and milk production still occur.

Rumenox® can help

Rumenox® helps a cow’s rumen function better, adjusting fermentation to a level more beneficial to the overall health of the cow. With rumen function in balance, cows are less likely to be affected by ketosis.

In fact, Rumenox® reduces the risk by 40%, the flow-on effect supports higher in-calf rates.

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