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The glossary provides definitions of terms and acronyms relevant to the dairy sector.

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Ketone body

intermediates in the body metabolism of carbohydrates and fat. The three ketone bodies are: acetone, aceto-acetic acid and beta-hydroxybutyric acid.

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Ketonuria

the presence of ketone bodies in the urine, as with ketosis in high-producing cows.

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Ketosis

see acetonemia.

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