Lactating dairy cattle have increased energy demand, as they need to produce large quantities of milk. During early lactation, cattle are at increased risk of developing ketosis, as increased milk production means a high-energy demand. To cope with the required increase in energy, cows use the fat stored in tissue around the body as an energy source. Using fat for energy can fill the liver with ketone bodies, a condition known as ketosis.
Ketosin is an ideal source of energy for cows during times when energy demand may be high (e.g. early lactation) and prevents fat from being used as an energy source. Ketosin helps to reduce the build up of ketone bodies that may already be present in the liver of an energy deficient cow suffering from ketosis.