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Rumen bacteria in sheep fed supplemented teff hay

  • 1983
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 13
J.J. Therion, R.I. Mackie and F.M.C. Gilchrist Page: 215 - 217

Low-protein teff hay was supplemented with 3% urea and 6% starch to promote growth of the amylolytic bacteria, which liberate branched chain amino acids in the rumen upon lysis. These serve as a source of branched chain volatile fatty acids…

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