Influence of cottonseed meal supplementation on voluntary intake, ruminal and cecal fermentation, digesta kinetics and serum insulin and growth hormone in mature ewes fed prairie hay.

@article{Krysl1987InfluenceOC,
  title={Influence of cottonseed meal supplementation on voluntary intake, ruminal and cecal fermentation, digesta kinetics and serum insulin and growth hormone in mature ewes fed prairie hay.},
  author={L J Krysl and Mark E Branine and Micheal L Galyean and Richard E. Estell and W C Hoefler},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1987},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={1178-88}
}
To determine the influence of protein supplementation on intake and fermentation of low-quality hay, six ruminal- and cecal-cannulated Rambouillet ewes (avg wt 43.6 kg) in a crossover design were given ad libitum access to prairie hay with or without 80 g of cottonseed meal (CSM) X head-1 X d-1. Voluntary hay intake was measured the last 7 d of each 18-d period. Ruminal, cecal and blood samples were collected at 0, 1 (except cecal), 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 and 24 h post-supplementation on d 14… CONTINUE READING