Fatty Liver Syndrome in Cattle

Fatty Liver Syndrome is a condition characterized by an accumulation of fat in a cow’s liver. The condition occurs when the cow breaks down too much fat for the liver to process properly, resulting in a negative energy balance. A fatty liver can develop within just 24 hours after the cow goes off of feed. This typically occurs around calving time. The concentration of fat will not fall until the cow gets back into a positive energy balance, which can take over ten weeks after calving. Read More