Definition: It is a nutritional disorder that occurs as a result of sudden feeding of easily digestible feeds (mostly factory feed) in abnormal amounts and manifests itself with increased acidity of the rumen and sudden swelling. In such cases, the findings observed in animals; A significant decrease in the amount of milk and milk fat can be counted as diarrhea, loss of appetite, little or no rumination, and death in advanced cases.
Causes of occurrence:
Feeding with cereal grains (wheat, barley) or crushed grains, sudden feeding of sugary feed materials such as apple, grape pomace molasses and sugar beet pulp in much more than usual amounts,
The ration is rich in fiber Abruptly reducing the proportions of feeds such as straw (silage) and replacing them with easily digestible factory feeds in large quantities
Type of Treatment and Prevention:
Anything should not be fed to animals on the first day when signs of disease are observed. Good quality dry grass should be fed the next day. This practice should be continued for a few days. In emergency cases, a veterinarian should be consulted as soon as possible. AVOID SUDDEN FEED CHANGES. Great care should be taken in feeding with factory feed, and animals should be given practice to practice. Care should be taken in the transition from feeds such as straw (silage) to high-energy factory feeds, and animals should be provided with a transition period of at least 1 week-15 days. Factory feeds should be increased a little every day and the straw (silage)/factory feed ratio should be brought to the desired state. Additional grain crushers should not be used unless necessary, and if they are to be used, they should not be too finely crushed or ground.