Metabolic Profiling in Ruminant Diagnostics

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A herd-based approach and interpretative perspective is necessary in using metabolic profile testing in contrast to individual animal disease diagnostics. Metabolic profile testing requires formulating a question to be answered, followed by the appropriate selection of animals for testing. A range of blood analytes and nutrients can be determined with newer biomarkers being developed. Sample collection and handling and herd-based reference criteria adjusted to time relative to parturition are critical for interpretation. The objective of this article is to review the concepts and practical applications of metabolic profile testing in ruminants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-71
Number of pages23
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Animals


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