This study reviews the lipid metabolism of dairy cattle. The biochemical processes are discussed in regard to decline of milk fat synthesis. Furthermore, this knowledge may help to find optimal nutrition strategies. When production is impaired in the lack of clinical symptoms, milk fat depression can be an indicator of pathological rumen physiology. In the background often subacute ruminál acidosis can be found or the decline of fiber digestibility due to use of high grain diet and certain fat sources. In both situations certain polyunsaturated fatty acids get in the rumen, that are precursors of milk fat synthesis inhibiting molecules.
|Translated title of the contribution||The relationships in nutrition and milk fat depression in ruminants. Literature review|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 2014|
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