Aspects of urea metabolism in ruminants with reference to the goat.

@article{Harmeyer1980AspectsOU,
  title={Aspects of urea metabolism in ruminants with reference to the goat.},
  author={Johein Harmeyer and Holger Martens},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1980},
  volume={63 10},
  pages={1707-28}
}
In goats and other ruminants, urea functions as a source of nitrogen for protein biosynthesis in the digestive tract. Ammonia can be absorbed in the digestive system when formed in excessive quantitites and enhance formation of urea, or it can be derived from urea of blood plasma when its formation from feed sources is small. Entry rates of urea into plasma may vary from 4 to 80 mumol/min per kg.75 body weight depending on dietary conditions. Urea formation is related to nitrogen intake of… CONTINUE READING
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