In vitro and in vivo studies of factors affecting digestion of feeds in synthetic fiber bags.

@article{Marinucci1992InVA,
  title={In vitro and in vivo studies of factors affecting digestion of feeds in synthetic fiber bags.},
  author={M T Marinucci and Burk A Dehority and Steve C. Loerch},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1992},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={296-307}
}
Dry matter disappearance (DMD) and cellulose disappearance (CD) from alfalfa hay were measured simultaneously in synthetic fiber bags incubated in vitro. In general, DMD, CD, and pH were reduced (P less than .05) inside the bags compared with values in the fermentation flasks. Bags became fully expanded with gas soon after the fermentation started, which seemed to inhibit fluid movement into and out of the bag. By creating a vacuum in the flask, fluid exchange was enhanced, and DMD, CD, and pH… CONTINUE READING