animal d 13 C as a marker to study digesta passage kinetics in ruminants : a combined in vivo and in vitro study

@inproceedings{Pellikaan2013animalD1,
  title={animal d 13 C as a marker to study digesta passage kinetics in ruminants : a combined in vivo and in vitro study},
  author={Wilbert F Pellikaan and Martin Wilhelmus Antonius Verstegen and Seerp Tamminga and Jan Dijkstra and Wouter H Hendriks},
  year={2013}
}
The aim of the current study was to explore the use of the tracer C as an internal marker to assess feed fraction-specific digesta passage kinetics through the digestive tract of dairy cows. Knowledge on feed-specific fractional passage rates is essential to improve estimations on the extent of rumen degradation and microbial protein efficiency; however, this information is largely lacking. An in vivo and in vitro experiment was conducted with grass silages ( Lolium perenne L.) that were… CONTINUE READING