Tropical tanniniferous legumes used as an option to mitigate sheep enteric methane emission

  title={Tropical tanniniferous legumes used as an option to mitigate sheep enteric methane emission},
  author={Guilherme Dias Moreira and P M T Lima and B{\'a}rbara Oliveira Borges and Odo Primavesi and Cibele Longo and Concepta McManus and Adibe Luiz Abdalla and Helder Louvandini},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
This study presents the first results from Brazil using SF6 tracer technique adapted from cattle to evaluate the capability of condensed tannin (CT) present in three tropical legume forages, Leucaena leucocephala (LEU), Styzolobium aterrimum (STA), and Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia Benth (MIM) to reduce enteric CH4 production in Santa Inês sheep. Twelve male lambs [27.88 ± 2.85 kg body weight (BW)] were allocated in individual metabolic cages for 20-day adaptation followed by 6 days for measuring… CONTINUE READING


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