Ruminal biohydrogenation as affected by tannins in vitro.

  title={Ruminal biohydrogenation as affected by tannins in vitro.},
  author={Valentina Vasta and Harinder P. S. Makkar and M. Mele and Alessandro Priolo},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={102 1},
The aim of the present work was to study the effects of tannins from carob (CT; Ceratonia siliqua), acacia leaves (AT; Acacia cyanophylla) and quebracho (QT; Schinopsis lorentzii) on ruminal biohydrogenation in vitro. The tannins extracted from CT, AT and QT were incubated for 12 h in glass syringes in cow buffered ruminal fluid (BRF) with hay or hay plus concentrate as a substrate. Within each feed, three concentrations of tannins were used (0.0, 0.6 and 1.0 mg/ml BRF). The branched-chain… CONTINUE READING