Common metabolic diseases in companion animals are, for example, kidney and renal failure, laminitis, diabetes and obesity, and in livestock, diseases such as ruminal acidosis and fatty liver syndrome frequently occur. Especially high productivity make livestock susceptible to metabolic disorders. Any disruption in the normal metabolic processes generally lead to reduced productive efficiency of livestock which can have a significant negative impact on animal health and farm income. Metabolic disorders or diseases in animals can have several causes which include disruptions in biochemical pathways, genetics, deficient or excessive intake of nutrients, impaired digestion and absorption of nutrients, nutrient interactions or imbalances, environmental stressors, and abrupt dietary changes.
Feed additives can play an important role to reduce the incidence and severity of some metabolic disorders. The supplementation of vitamins and minerals, for example, can overcome certain acquired deficiency syndromes.
The Unrivalled Benefit of Betaine in Pet Food
Pet Food Supplement, May 2023Betaine is a functional nutrient with interesting osmoprotective properties and is a well-known methyl (CH3) donor in animal metabolism. In spite of the beneficial functionality of betaine in animal nutrition, there is no nutritional requirement identified for the application of betaine in pet food.b1593db0-31fe-429f-8cd8-ac5a04ed66422023
Understanding the role of protected choline to reduce ketosis and support transition cows
Livestock Technology, January 2023The onset of lactation is a critical period in high performing dairy, and good management during the transition period is important to prepare the cow for a productive lactation. Nutritional adaptations can help for a good start.345e02f1-33f5-44e8-8588-ebe7c35cfc322023
Cetose em vacas de leite e o papel da colina
Artigo Técnico, April 2014No início da lactação, as vacas leiteiras passam por uma fase caracterizada pelo balanço energético negativo.345e02f1-33f5-44e8-8588-ebe7c35cfc322014
Ketosis in dairy cows and the role of choline
International Dairy Topics, January 2014Supplementation of choline in a rumen protected and intestinal available form can be a practical tool for a dairy farmer as part of a total nutritional strategy to lower subclinical ketosis.345e02f1-33f5-44e8-8588-ebe7c35cfc322014
Effects of rumen protected choline chloride in dairy cows
Jahrestagung der BAT e.V., October 2013Choline plays an important role in transportation of non-esterified fatty acids regarding metabolism by the liver and a shortage results in a disturbed fatty acid metabolism with the consequence of ketosis and fatty liver syndrome in dairy cattle.345e02f1-33f5-44e8-8588-ebe7c35cfc322013