Studies of the large intestine of sheep. 1. Fermentation and absorption in sections of the large intestine.

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1. Fermentation and absorption of constituents of digesta in segments of the large intestine of sheep given different diets were studied by analysis of gut contents obtained at slaughter after a period during which the sheep had been administered a non-absorbable gut marker. 2. In sheep given chopped, dried lucerne (Medicago sativa) there was net absorption… (More)

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