Effects of mastication and microbial contamination on ruminal in situ forage disappearance.

@article{Olubobokun1990EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of mastication and microbial contamination on ruminal in situ forage disappearance.},
  author={J A Olubobokun and Willaim Craig and Kevin R. Pond},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1990},
  volume={68 10},
  pages={3371-81}
}
In an experiment to determine the effects of mastication and microbial contamination on in situ forage disappearance, samples of masticated (M) or nonmasticated alfalfa hay (AH), orchardgrass hay (OGH) and bermudagrass hay (BGH) were incubated in the rumen of two steers for 6, 12, 24, 48 and 96 h. Using diaminopimelic acid as a marker, microbial DM and CP contamination ranged from 10.3 to 22.3% and 46.3 to 95.3% of residual DM and CP, respectively. Percentage contamination was influenced by… CONTINUE READING