Insights into bovine fatty liver epidemiology using novel blood-based diagnostic panels
Ryan Pralle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Science, UW-Platteville
Wednesday, Dec 6th at 3 p.m.
646-828-7666; ID: 161 4139 6271
Bovine fatty liver syndrome (bFLS) is an early lactation metabolic disorder that may have substantial, adverse consequences to cow performance. However, the impact of bFLS has received limited investigation due to a lack of practical diagnostic tools and inconsistent diagnostic criteria. Recently, Dr. Pralle and colleagues developed multiple blood-based biomarker panels that predict high liver triglyceride status (pHTG), which they proposed as an indicator trait for bFLS. In this seminar, Pralle will discuss the development of the pHTG panels, share results from a pHTG epidemiology study, and discuss adding value to blood chemistry monitoring programs for dairy herd management.