A result of a blood sample from dairy cows, used to detect ketosis. Photo: Bryce Richter
A result of a blood sample from dairy cows, used to detect ketosis.

N&H TOPLINE: Simpler test for ketosis helps dairies

Even though ketosis costs around $290 per cow, it’s often not diagnosed, because blood tests are laborious and expensive.

On dairy farms, ketosis can be a “silent killer” that is caused by excessive toxic particles released by the liver, usually when a cow starts to produce milk after giving birth.

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