Nutritional stress is the result of anything that negatively impacts DMI. This can be physiological, such as how a cow’s body literally reacts to a change in diet. It can be perceptual — the cow simply views a diet change as different and may stop eating. Or behavioral, such as competition for bunk space. Anything that negatively influences intake has a trickle-down effect on rumen health, energy balance, production and health. Learn more about nutritional stress and find solutions to help you minimize it.