Fluid and particulate retention times in sheep as influenced by intake level and forage morphological composition.

@article{Cherney1991FluidAP,
  title={Fluid and particulate retention times in sheep as influenced by intake level and forage morphological composition.},
  author={Debbie J. R. Cherney and David R. Mertens and Jackson E Moore},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1991},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={413-22}
}
Objectives of this study were 1) to measure small-particle and liquid mean retention time (MRT) of 12 grass hays similar in NDF (61.3 +/- 1.9% NDF) but differing in morphological composition and to relate passage rates to proportions of blade, sheath and stem and 2) to evaluate the influence of MRT of small and large blade and stem fractions and large sheath fractions, in addition to morphological composition, on intake and digestibility of the 12 hays. In each of two periods, 24 sheep (wethers… CONTINUE READING

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