Effects of the absence of protozoa from birth or from weaning on the growth and methane production of lambs.

@article{Hegarty2008EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the absence of protozoa from birth or from weaning on the growth and methane production of lambs.},
  author={Roger Hegarty and Stefanie Bird and Barbara A Vanselow and Rebecca A. Woodgate},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={100 6},
  pages={1220-7}
}
Merino ewes (n 108) joined to a single sire were allocated into three flocks, with ewes in one flock being chemically defaunated in the second month of gestation. Single lambs born to defaunated ewes (BF lambs) were heavier at birth and at weaning than lambs born to faunated ewes (F lambs). After weaning, all BF and F lambs were individually housed then half of the F lambs were chemically defaunated (DF lambs). In trial 1, BF, DF and F lambs were offered a concentrate-based diet containing… CONTINUE READING
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