Reducing methane emissions and the methanogen population in the rumen of Tibetan sheep by dietary supplementation with coconut oil

@article{Ding2012ReducingME,
  title={Reducing methane emissions and the methanogen population in the rumen of Tibetan sheep by dietary supplementation with coconut oil},
  author={X. Z. CuV H. L. Ding and Ruijun Long and Qian Zhang and Xiaodan Huang and Xusheng Guo and Jiandui Mi},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
  year={2012},
  volume={44},
  pages={1541-1545}
}
The objective was to evaluate the effect of dietary coconut oil on methane (CH4) emissions and the microbial community in Tibetan sheep. Twelve animals were assigned to receive either a control diet (oaten hay) or a mixture diet containing concentrate (maize meal), in which coconut oil was supplemented at 12 g/day or not for a period of 4 weeks. CH4 emissions were measured by using the ‘tunnel’ technique, and microbial communities were examined using quantitative real-time PCR. Daily CH4… CONTINUE READING