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Ruminal Acidosis

Goats cannot tolerate dramatic changes in their feed regimen. Unfortunately, too many breeders do not understand this, and goats are dying unnecessarily. I can best describe Ruminal Acidosis by providing an example. Four goats (a buck, two does, and a buckling) were delivered to Onion Creek Ranch in Buda, Texas by a woman who had purchased them but could no longer keep them. She had run out of sacked goat feed, and believing that they would be stressed in a strange place and not likely to eat, she fed them a five-gallon bucket of shelled corn. The four goats arrived on a Sunday morning. On Monday morning, they were all four quite ill with diarrhea and the dehydration which accompanies diarrhea. The nursing doe was immobile on the ground in a sea of messy feces. Unable to stand, she was near death. I sprang into action immediately, giving her Lactated Ringers Solution sub-cutaneously and ReSorb oral drench to try to rehydrate her. To calm her gut (and drop her fever, which was high), Banamine was administered (vet prescription). Whenever fever is present, either infection or inflammation exists, so Naxcel (vet prescription) was also given to the doe. I could have used Primor (vet pr Continue reading >>

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    Hi everyone, I've done keto/low carb on/off last few years. Got really keto serious three weeks ago. On the whole last week my husband pretty much wanted to puke every time I spoke near him as he said my breath was soooo bad. I drink tons of water, chew gum etc. It was making me so self conscious that I went off the next day. It's been two days off and Breath is better but I really hate the way I feel eating carbs. Is there any tips for the keto breath, will it pass, and if so after how long??? It is literally the only thing that stops me from going back! Thanks in advance!

  2. Jessica

    They say that burning fat can cause bad breath due to chemicals released in the process. It's metabolic and not hygiene related. It doesn't usually last forever! Don't let it discourage you! Keep drinking lots of water

  3. boobear

    I'm trying really hard not too! I'm going to get back on tomorrow and keep ketoing but I hate being paranoid about my breath :(.

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Dan Dhuyvetter of Ridley Block Operations explains how supplemental blocks can help prevent subacute rumen acidosis in livestock.

Acute And Subacute Ruminal Acidosis

“Acidosis is the most important nutritional problem that feedlots face daily and is a major challenge for dairies as well.” Both the dairy and feedlot industries have continued to move to the use of more grains in their feeding programs. Relatively cheap grains have provided an excellent and economical energy source. But this has also resulted in an increasing problem with acidosis. It can appear in a variety of situations and with different clinical signs. “... grains are subject to microbial fermentation in the rumino-reticulum part of the stomach complex. ... The microbial fermentation of starches contained in grains can proceed too rapidly causing the rumen to become acidotic. The severity of the acidosis may range from mild to life threatening.” “Acidosis is not one disease, but rather a continuum of degrees of acidosis.” Some of the problems that have been associated with acidosis include: founder polioencephalomalacia (PEM) ruminitis hoof problems (laminitis, sole ulcers, sole abscess, etc.) poor immune function sudden death syndrome reduced feed intake reduced absorption liver abscesses grain bloat clostridial infections transient diarrhea (light colored with sw Continue reading >>

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  1. FooFatFighters

    So I've read on r/keto that you can use a cheap breathalyzer to test for acetone on the breath which indicates your level of ketosis. The trick is to use a cheap, crappy alcohol breathalyzer to test and not an expensive fancy one.
    The cheap ones can't tell the difference between alcohol and acetone, the good ones (like the police carry) only measure alcohol and ignore acetone (ketones).
    So I bought this breathalyzer http://www.ebay.com/itm/231045711618 from ebay
    And folks in r/keto say that blowing 0.01—0.05 is good and shows youre in ketosis. I just blew 0.14 which I can believe because I've been doing less than 15g net carbs/day this week and I lost three pounds. I put a photo of the readout in my profile pics.
    Has anybody else tried this? What reading levels should I be watching for? This seems a lot better than peeing on a stick.

  2. Booksandbeaches

    That's interesting and affordable too.
    I'm interested in what the veteran keto folks have to say.
    I found this study that says breath acetone is a reliable indicator of ketosis in adults consuming ketogenic meals. It's not a long-term study though, but still intriguing.
    http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/76/1/65.full

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    I bought a nice breathalyzer on Amazon.com but it was a good one and it didn't register breath acetone at all, only alcohol so I returned it. Seems like this cheap one does the trick. I'm meeting-up with a friend tommorrow and hopefully she hasn't had any drinks and isn't doing keto, I'm going to get her to blow into it for a baseline test.

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Some Cows May Be Predisposed To Subacute Ruminal Acidosis

Scientists are not sure why some cows develop the condition known as subacute ruminal acidosis, or SARA, but producers know it causes a number of minor symptoms that add up to major problems over time. "Subacute ruminal acidosis is what happens when the pH of the rumen – the large compartment of a cow's stomach – gets too low. It's not severe, but it's lower than ideal. It's difficult to detect. Because of that, we don't have a great understanding of how it happens and what are the contributing factors," says assistant professor of animal sciences Josh McCann. Left untreated, cows can develop inflammation, laminitis (a hoof issue related to lameness), or liver abscesses. Constantly fighting low-level ailments leaves cows with fewer resources to invest in milk or meat production, and McCann says that leads to higher culling rates in dairies. To get a handle on what is happening in the rumen during SARA, McCann and his collaborators tried to induce the condition in dairy cows by simulating the behavior of rapid feeders – the cows that are most often affected by SARA. They fed the SARA cows a restricted diet followed by full feed, measuring rumen pH and sampling the microbial co Continue reading >>

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  1. DrewChan

    Im just doing usual pork chops beans and gemsquash - with some protein shake to top it off

  2. DJ...

    So my first cup of coffee in months is a cup of butter coffee, no sugar.
    It is delicious...

  3. SlinkyMike

    Originally Posted by DJ...
    So my first cup of coffee in months is a cup of butter coffee, no sugar.
    It is delicious... If the milk is stretched correctly then lactose is broken down to glucose during that process. There is also the issue of texture and how the tongue is coated by the milk...
    Bottom line though: This is why a properly prepared sugar free flat white should have a sweetness to it.

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