Theories and causes


Several types of carbohydrates (sugars or saccharides) can be distinguished: Simple sugars (monosaccharides) such as glucose (dextrose) and fructose (fruit sugar) Dual sugars (disaccharides) such as sucrose (beet sugar) Fructans such as inulin, levan and oligofructose Complex sugars (polysaccharides), such as starch…
Living conditionsTreatment and prevention

Soaking hay

Water-soluble carbohydrates (WSC), can be partly removed from hay (and beet pulp) by soaking and rinsing. Approximately 50% of the WSC drain out in one hour’s time. Soaking for longer is not more effective. However, rinsing in larger volumes of…
Living conditions

Silage and haylage

Silage Silage is grass that has been conserved by fermentation. The grass is wrapped in plastic when the moisture content still exceeds 70%. Silage has a high protein content. The protein is partly broken down to ammonia, which burdens the liver…