Effects of dietary ammonium chloride and variations in calcium to phosphorus ratio on silica urolithiasis in sheep.

@article{Stewart1991EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dietary ammonium chloride and variations in calcium to phosphorus ratio on silica urolithiasis in sheep.},
  author={S R Stewart and Royce J. Emerick and Rh. Pritchard},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1991},
  volume={69 5},
  pages={
          2225-9
        }
}
Ammonium chloride was added to diets varying in Ca content to evaluate its potential in preventing silica urolith formation in sheep. A 2 x 2 factorial experiment involved wether lambs with ad libitum access to a diet of 50% grass hay and 50% ground oats plus supplement. The basal diet contained on a DM basis 3.3% SiO2, .31% Ca, .22% P, 11.6% CP, and 26% ADF. Treatments (38 to 39 lambs/treatment) consisted of a control (C), limestone to increase dietary calcium to .6% (L), 1% ammonium chloride… 

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