Methane-suppressing effect of myristic acid in sheep as affected by dietary calcium and forage proportion.

@article{Machmller2003MethanesuppressingEO,
  title={Methane-suppressing effect of myristic acid in sheep as affected by dietary calcium and forage proportion.},
  author={Andrea Machm{\"u}ller and Carla R. Soliva and Michael Kreuzer},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={529-40}
}
The efficiency of myristic acid (14 : 0) as a feed additive to suppress CH4 emissions of ruminants was evaluated under different dietary conditions. Six sheep were subjected to a 6 x 6 Latin square arrangement. A supplement of non-esterified 14 : 0 (50 g/kg DM) was added to two basal diets differing in their forage:concentrate values (1 : 1.5 and 1 : 0.5), which were adjusted to dietary Ca contents of 4.2 and 9.0 g/kg DM, respectively. Comparisons were made with the unsupplemented basal diets… CONTINUE READING