Most of us have at least a basic understanding of rumen acidosis. In addition, we have a good idea of how to prevent or treat rumen acidosis. However, apart from a decrease in rumen pH and sloppy manure, what other impacts has rumen acidosis on the animal and at what cost to the animal?
Rumen acidosis has effects on different sections of the animal’s anatomy and physiology. Therefore, it is essential to reduce the risk of acidosis, especially when high concentrate diets are fed in high quantities, to optimise the production performance of the animal.