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V ARIOUS salts have been used in ruminant rations in attempts to reduce the incidence of urinary calculi. Bushman et al. (1967) have recently reported on the relative effectiveness of ammonium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium chloride and calcium carbonate. Also, a protective effect against phosphatic urolithiasis has been assigned to dietary potassium by(More)
An in vitro wheat fermentation study (Exp. 1) was conducted to investigate the effect of pH (pH 7, 6, 5 and 4) on rumen lactate and VFA production. In another study (Exp. 2), lambs were fed high concentrate diets containing either no additions (control), 2% sodium bentonite, 2% limestone, 2% NaHCO3 or 10% alfalfa hay. The effect of these diets was(More)
Ninety-six yearling Hereford heifers (mean = 232 +/- 3 kg) were stratified on the basis of weight and then allotted randomly within weight groups into 16 pens of six each. Treatments were Hei-Gro (deviced or nondeviced; HG), Synovex-H (implanted or nonimplanted) and location in the feedlot relative to steers (isolated or nonisolated) imposed in a 2 x 2 x 2(More)