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Because the difference of Ca metabolism between animals, the responses of blood PTH, CT and BGP concerned with Ca metabolism to the DEB or dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD) varied.
The management of the dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD) became a worldwide practice to evaluate the risks of occurrence of milk fever and to optimize dairy cattle performances.
Dietary cation-anion difference has a role in animal productivity and health via its influence on the acid-base balance and calcium metabolism in the animal that often become 'broken' in dairy cows (Sanchez, 2003).