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Microbial interactions with tannins: nutritional consequences for ruminants
Polyphenolics are widely distributed in the plant kingdom and are often present in the diet of herbivores. The two major groups of plant polyphenolic compounds other than lignin are condensed andExpand
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Chemical composition of Leucaena and implications for forage quality
The high nutritive value of Leucaena leucocephala forage is well documented, but little is known about the forage quality of other taxa in the genus. Preliminary in vitro evaluations of the chemicalExpand
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Condensed tannins in the genus Leucaena and their nutritional significance for ruminants
Condensed tannin (CT) can dramatically reduce the utilisation of protein in ruminants. However, at low levels ( 0.10). Part of the advantageous effect of L. leucocephala (K636) CTs on the delivery ofExpand
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Nutritional strategies for the prevention of hypocalcaemia at calving for dairy cows in pasture-based systems
This review considers the current literature on the macro-mineral nutrition of the soon-to-calve, or transition, dairy cow. Calcium is the main focus, since milk fever (clinical hypocalcaemia)Expand
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Palatability of Leucaena to ruminants
The palatability of up to 27 Leucaena accessions was evaluated in four trials in Australia, Philippines and Honduras. In Australia, 21 Leucaena accessions and one accession each of CalliandraExpand
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Characterisation of Leucaena condensed tannins by size and protein precipitation capacity
The ability of differently sized condensed tannins from the genus Leucaena, a fodder tree-legume, to bind protein at different pH values was evaluated to characterise their potential biologicalExpand
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Relative acceptability of new Leucaenas for grazing cattle.
The Leucaena genus is one of the most important sources of forage trees for the tropics and includes a number of agronomically promising but 1esserAnown species. An experiment was undertaken toExpand
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Beneficial changes in rumen bacterial community profile in sheep and dairy calves as a result of feeding the probiotic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens H57
The probiotic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens H57 increased weight gain, increased nitrogen retention and increased feed intake in ruminants when administered to the diet. This study aims to develop aExpand
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This trial was conducted to determine the potential for using proximity loggers to aid in the detection of oestrus in dairy cows in a pasture-based system. The trial was conducted on a herd of 48Expand
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