• Vesna Gantner Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek, J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
  • Franjo Poljak Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food, Osijek, Croatia
  • Tina Bobić Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek, J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
  • Ranko Gantner Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek, J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
  • Zvonimir Steiner Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek, J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
  • Klemen Potočnik Department of Animal Science, Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia



dairy cows, milk production, acidosis, occurrence, persistence, cost


This study aimed to assess the occurrence, persistence, and cost implications of acidosis-related issues in dairy cows concerning parity, utilizing over 8 million testday records of Holstein and Simmental breeds. The data analysis revealed that the analyzed issues in dairy cattle populations vary regarding the breed and parity. The Holsteins had a higher occurrence of acidosis compared to the Simmentals. Furthermore, Holsteins exhibited a more significant prevalence of acidosis in younger animals, while Simmentals demonstrated an increased incidence in older cows. The acidosis risk significantly reduced milk production in first-parity Holsteins, while older cows were more resilient. Among the Simmental breed, the effect of acidosis risk was limited to first-parity animals. The occurrence of acidosis in both breeds resulted in a significant and persistent reduction in milk production in older cows. Overall, results suggest the importance breed-specific management to minimize the occurrence of acidosis and maximize animal health and productivity.


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How to Cite

Gantner, V., Poljak, F., Bobić, T., Gantner, R., Steiner, Z., & Potočnik, K. (2024). THE OCCURRENCE, PERSISTENCE, AND COSTS OF ACIDOSIS-RELATED ISSUES IN DAIRY COWS CONCERNING PARITY . Ekonomika Poljoprivrede, 71(2), 413–426.



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