Effects of the Intestinal Nematode Trichostrongylus Colubriformis on Ruminal Acetate Metabolism in Young Sheep

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Rates of production and oxidation of ruminal acetate were measured in young sheep (1) infected with T. colubriformis; (2) kept worm-free and pair-fed to (1); and (3) kept worm-free and given feed ad lib. Both voluntary food consumption and the production rate of acetate were reduced by up to 76 per cent in sheep on treatment (1) compared with (3). Acetate… (More)

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@inproceedings{Steel1999EffectsOT, title={Effects of the Intestinal Nematode Trichostrongylus Colubriformis on Ruminal Acetate Metabolism in Young Sheep}, author={John Steel}, year={1999} }