Manipulation of rumen fermentation and ecology of swamp buffalo by coconut oil and garlic powder supplementation

@inproceedings{Guozhong2010ManipulationOR,
  title={Manipulation of rumen fermentation and ecology of swamp buffalo by coconut oil and garlic powder supplementation},
  author={Xu Guozhong and X. Junxin and P. W. Cardozo and Deng Yingying and Anna Nudda and Gianni Battacone and Roberta Boe and R. Rubattu and Ana Helena Dias Francesconi and Mauro Decandia and Giuseppe Pulina and Yamicela Castillo-Castillo and - O.Ruiz and Barrera and Claudio A. Arzola-Alvarez and Carlos Rodriguez-Muela and A. Elias-Iglesias and C. Angulo-Montoya and O. La O-Leon and J. Antonio Ortega},
  year={2010}
}
This experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of coconut oil (CO) and garlic powder supplementation on digestibility of nutrients, ruminal fermentation, ecology, microorganisms and methanogen diversity. Four, 3-year old, rumen fistulated swamp buffalo bulls were randomly assigned in a 4 × 4 Latin square design to receive 4 dietary treatments; 7% CO, 7% CO with 50 g/d of garlic powder, 7% CO with 100 g/d of garlic powder and non-supplemented (control). During the experiment… CONTINUE READING