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ISRN Veterinary Science
Volume 2011, Article ID 605179, 8 pages
Research Article

Economic and Managerial Analysis of Effective Managerial Strategies on Prevention from Ketosis in Transition Period in Shahroud Commercial Dairy Farms

1Department of Animal Science, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Gorgan, Iran
2Central Veterinary Medicine Laboratary, Shahroud, Iran
3Department of Agriculture Economic, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Gorgan, Iran

Received 21 November 2011; Accepted 11 December 2011

Academic Editor: M. Tajima

Copyright © 2011 H. Kashfi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The purpose of this research is to study any effects of managerial strategies on prevention of ketosis metabolic disorder in transition period in Shahroud commercial dairy farms. For this purpose, a questionnaire was prepared in order to obtain required information about the performance of these managerial strategies, performance costs, involvement situation with disorders relying upon clinical signs and treatment and health records, producing and economic situation, and fertility rate and its costs. The considered managerial guidelines include body condition score management or type evaluation in transition period, increase in dry matter intake close to parturition, using propylene glycol, using niacin, and high-quality feeding (the importance of feed quality) in transition period. Finally and upon arrangement of data, it was possible to study any effects of mentioned managerial strategies on related variants through multiple linear regressions. Furthermore, in order to study any relation among variables, we considered Pearson correlation coefficients as well. Finally, it was revealed that any application of managerial strategies for prevention from Ketosis in transition period has a significant effect in betterment of managerial and economic parameters.