Effects of forage:concentrate ratio and forage type on apparent digestibility, ruminal fermentation, and microbial growth in goats.

@article{CantalapiedraHijar2009EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of forage:concentrate ratio and forage type on apparent digestibility, ruminal fermentation, and microbial growth in goats.},
  author={G Cantalapiedra-Hijar and David R Y{\'a}{\~n}ez-Ruiz and Antonio Ignacio Mart{\'i}n-Garc{\'i}a and Eduarda Molina-Alcaide},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2009},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={622-31}
}
The effects of forage type and forage:concentrate ratio (F:C) on apparent nutrient digestibility, ruminal fermentation, and microbial growth were investigated in goats. A comparison between liquid (LAB) and solid (SAB)-associated bacteria to estimate microbial N flow (MNF) from urinary purine derivative excretion was also examined. Treatments were a 2 x 2 factorial arrangement of forage type (grass hay vs. alfalfa hay) and high vs. low F:C (70:30 and 30:70, respectively). Four ruminally… CONTINUE READING

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