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Fermentative digestion in the ostrich (Struthio camelus var. domesticus), a large avian species that utilizes cellulose

  • 1993
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 23
D. Swart, R.I. Mackie and J.P. Hayes Page: 127 - 135

The production of volatile fatty acids (VFA) was studied in vitro to assess the possible contribution of microbial fermentation to the energy economy of growing ostrich chicks. Structure, capacity and contents of the gastro-intestinal track were examined to identify major…

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