Evaluating the relationship between hyperketonemia and lameness in MN dairy herds


Team:  Cramer, G., Wyands, E., Endres, M.

Funding Sources:  Rapid Agricultural Response Fund

Time Frame: 2016-2019

The goal of this project is to determine the role of negative energy balance in the development of hoof lesions in Minnesota dairy herds. Determine the relationship between beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) status of cows post-calving and hoof lesions and lameness in the first 100-150 days in milk.