Influence of different periods of exposure to hot environment on rumen function and diet digestibility in sheep.

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Effects of different periods of exposure to hot environments on rumen function, diet digestibility and digesta passage rate were studied in four adult not-pregnant Sardinian ewes housed in a climatic chamber. The ewes were kept in individual metabolic cages. The trial lasted 83 days; 17 days were spent under thermal comfort conditions (TC) [temperature… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00484-009-0223-6

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