Haptoglobin is already formed in the initial phase of inflammatory reactions and thus serves as an early marker for general inflammatory events.
As a result, Haptoglobinbestimmung is an important tool in the review of animal health in the context of inventory control. Since Haptoglobin can already be found in the subclinical stage of inflammation, animals with elevated Haptoglobinwerten should be investigated independently of the clinical picture and further measures may be taken, such as, examination of feeding, Milking technique, or changing the milking order to interrupt infection chains.
In the meantime, unclear symptoms of disease at herd level are often encountered, which are partly latent chronic in nature, and are based on the other in a subclinical stage of disease, which the keeper is often unaware of.
The most common consequences of subclinical and chronic inflammation are a poorer herd fertility, a reduced milk yield and, of course, an increased risk of the animals becoming acutely ill.
It is estimated that the proportion of subclinical illnesses is 20% and also significantly higher, depending on the stock. This high proportion of these sub-clinical diseases has a much stronger financial impact than the number of acute individual animal diseases.
Haptoglobin is an early general inflammation and infection marker for cattle. Its provision is thus a useful tool to detect with high certainty by examining a single sample of milk whether a seemingly healthy cow suffers from subclinical inflammation or infection.
By systematically examining the affected animals, the veterinarian can refine and treat the underlying disease in more detail. Finally, there are clear measures to control the further infection and the causes of reduced