Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part A (2019)
A complete review on propylene glycol for dairy cows
Author(s): Rewatkar HN, Padole RM, Jagdale RA, Godbole PV, Jadhao AD and Kolaskar AG
Abstract: The use of propylene glycol in ration becoming a trend in recent years. This review unfolds the idea of metabolism in the rumen, intestine and liver. It is converted in to the propionic acid which is most glucogenic volatile fatty acid. Then it decreases the ketone bodies in the body by the influence of increased insulin level in the blood. The ketone bodies are the commonly found in increased concentration than normal, when occurrence of ketosis takes place. It can be used in the incidences of ketosis. In general, propylene glycol does not affect feed intake but due to its less palatability some precautions must be followed. It helps in milk production due to glucose enhancing effect, Also the propylene glycol have role in productive and reproductive traits of the cow if supplemented in the ration. Propylene glycol can be toxic when fed in higher dose than the recommendation.
How to cite this article:
Rewatkar HN, Padole RM, Jagdale RA, Godbole PV, Jadhao AD, Kolaskar AG. A complete review on propylene glycol for dairy cows. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2019;4(3):09-16.