Effects of chemical treatment of whole canola seed on digestion of long-chain fatty acids by steers fed high or low forage diets.


The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of alkaline H2O2 treatment of whole canola seed as a means of weakening the seed coat while simultaneously protecting long-chain unsaturated fatty acids from ruminal biohydrogenation without hindering their digestion in the lower gut. Six ruminally and duodenally cannulated beef steers were offered six… (More)


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