Herd-Level Monitoring and Prevention of Displaced Abomasum in Dairy Cattle

Luciano S. Caixeta, Julia A. Herman, Greg W. Johnson, Jessica A.A. McArt

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Displaced abomasum (DA) is a postpartum disease that causes significant economic losses in the dairy industry. Abomasal atony and excessive production of gas have been reported as prerequisites for the development of DA. The exact cause of DA is unknown, yet infectious and metabolic disease, diet composition and physical form, cow comfort, and management of dairy cows during the transition period have been associated with the occurrence of this disorder. This review article discusses different factors that lead to the development of DA and strategies for monitoring DA and its comorbidities at the herd level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-99
Number of pages17
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • Dairy cows
  • Displaced abomasum
  • Herd health
  • Transition period


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