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Monitoring nutrition in small ruminants with the aid of near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) technology: A review
Abstract This review aims to evaluate the contribution of near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) to monitor nutrition in small ruminants, with particular emphasis on the use of feed spectraExpand
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Determination by near-infrared spectroscopy of perseitol used as a marker for the botanical origin of avocado (Persea americana Mill.) honey.
This paper reports the application of near-infrared (NIR) reflectance spectroscopy to determine the concentration in honey of perseitol, a sugar that is specific to avocado honey. Reference valuesExpand
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Faecal NIRS to monitor the diet of Mediterranean goats
A method to establish the diet of goats in ligneous environments is needed. Twelve Damascus yearlings were subjected to 12 test periods in which days 1-7 were for adaptation, intake was recorded onExpand
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Consumption of Pistacia lentiscus foliage alleviates coccidiosis in young goats.
Coccidiosis near weaning is a major cause of diarrhea, ill-thrift, and impaired performance in small ruminants. A recent survey showed that in villages of the Samaria Hills, Israel, shepherds treatExpand
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A fecal near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy-aided methodology to determine goat dietary composition in a Mediterranean shrubland.
An ecologically sound approach to the problem of brush encroachment onto Israeli rangeland might be their utilization by goats, but better knowledge of the feeding selectivity and ability of goats toExpand
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Predicting Jatropha curcas seed-oil content, oil composition and protein content using near-infrared spectroscopy—A quick and non-destructive method
Abstract The potential of near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) to estimate the oil content, fatty acid composition, and protein content of Jatropha curcas seeds was studied. Seventy-fourExpand
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Faecal near-IR spectroscopy to determine the nutritional value of diets consumed by beef cattle in east Mediterranean rangelands.
Rapid assessment of the nutritional quality of diets ingested by grazing animals is pivotal for successful cow-calf management in east Mediterranean rangelands, which receive unpredictable rainfallExpand
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Fodder Quality of Safflower across an Irrigation Gradient and with Varied Nitrogen Rates
The main aim was to investigate the effects of irrigation head and N fertilization on the nutritional quality ofsafflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) grown for forage. A pot experiment (Exp. I) and twoExpand
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Determination of poly(ethylene glycol)-binding to browse foliage, as an assay of tannin, by near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy.
Nutritionists are interested in functional assays of tannins that do not require time-consuming and expensive extraction, such as the (14)C-labeled poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-binding (PEG-b) assay.Expand
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Effects of cattle grazing on herbage quality in a herbaceous Mediterranean rangeland
The main objective of this study was to determine to what extent grazing pressure and timing modulate the seasonal progression of herbage quality in hilly Mediterranean grassland systems. The studyExpand
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