The Effects of Micronisation on Ruminal Starch Degradation of Corn Grain

Abstract

This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of infrared irradiation for 60, 90, 120 and 150 seconds on starch degradability and chemical compositions of corn grains. Three ruminally fistulated rams were used to measure in sacco degradation. There was a linear increase in DM of irradiated corn grains (P<0.001). Infrared irradiation decreased potentially degradable fraction and constant degradation rate of starch (P<0.05). Effective ruminal degradability of starch for irradiated corn grain decreased linearly (P<0.001) as irradiation time increased.

2 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@inproceedings{Sadeghi2013TheEO, title={The Effects of Micronisation on Ruminal Starch Degradation of Corn Grain}, author={Ali Asghar Sadeghi and Ali Nikkhah and Amir Fattah and Mohammad Chamani}, year={2013} }