Selko LactiBute has a prebiotic effect resulting in an increase of VFA
Digestive adaptation is crucial for a successful transition to lactation of dairy cows. Hindgut health can have a big impact on digestive adaptation. Hindgut fermentation of excessive carbohydrate can result in hindgut acidosis, disturbance of the gastrointestinal microbiota and a reduction of gut barrier function, leading to a phenomenon called “leaky gut” of dairy cows . As a result of leaky gut, bacterial endotoxins can reach the blood circulation. This causes systemic inflammation and activation of the immune system , with a significant energy cost for the dairy cow. Systemic immune activation also causes a reduction of dry matter intake , which can have a further negative impact on the transition to lactation of dairy cows.
Risk factors for hindgut acidosis are the same as those for ruminal acidosis. Symptoms traditionally associated with rumen acidosis, such as loose and frothy faeces with mucin casts are also observed in dairy cows suffering from hindgut acidosis .