An Update on the Aetiology and Pathogenesis of Abomasal Displacement

T. Wittek*, D. C. Barrett

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Intensive research conducted over recent years has provided new information and enhanced our understanding of the aetiology and pathogenesis of abomasal displacement in cattle. Although not all aspects of this condition are entirely understood, the main mechanisms have been elucidated allowing us to develop more efficient preventative strategies.

Left displaced abomasum (LDA) is considered to be a multifactorial condition mainly affecting dairy cows during early lactation that is influenced by management, housing, nutrition, weather and mechanical factors, as well as concomitant conditions also occurring in the periparturient period. This paper focuses on recent advances in our understanding of the aetiology and pathogenesis of abomasal displacement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalCattle Practice
Volume17
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

Keywords

  • Abomasal displacement
  • LDA
  • pathogenesis
  • periparturient period
  • HOLSTEIN-FRIESIAN COWS
  • POSTPARTUM DAIRY-COWS
  • BODY CONDITION
  • RISK-FACTORS
  • GASTROINTESTINAL-TRACT
  • GENETIC-PARAMETERS
  • DISLOCATIO ABOMASI
  • PERIPARTAL PERIOD
  • HEALTH DISORDERS
  • MESSENGER-RNA

Cite this