Ruminal acidosis risk assessment
Ruminal acidosis impacts on cow productivity, health and welfare.
Healthy, efficient rumen function is the cornerstone of dairy production. There are many factors that affect the risk of cows becoming unwell with ruminal acidosis.
This fact sheet will help you identify high risk factors for ruminal acidosis on your farm, so you can consider actions that may reduce the risk.
For each factor under ‘herd’, ‘feeds’ and ‘feeding management’, highlight the statement which best describes what currently happens on your farm.
Consider each factor for which you are high or moderate risk and how you may possibly be able to reduce the risk level.