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Effect of Fodder Tree Species with Condensed Tannin Contents on In vitro Methane Production
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Effect of Fodder Tree Species with Condensed Tannin Contents on In vitro Methane Production
Vazquez, Ernestina Gutierrez; Medina, Leonardo Hernandez; Benavides, Liliana Marquez; Caratachea, Aureliano Juarez; Razo, Guillermo Salas; Burgos, Armin Javier Ayala; Rodriguez, Ruy Ortiz;
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The objective was to evaluate the effect of fodder tree species (FTS) with condensed tannin contents: Cordia elaeagnoides, Platymiscium lasiocarpum, Vitex mollis, and Haematoxylon brasiletto, on in vitro methane () production at 24 h post incubation. The analysis was performed using the in vitro gas production technique, with three levels of inclusion/species: 600, 800, and 1,000 mg and with 4 replicates/species/level of inclusion. The substrate was incubated at , and the gas and production were recorded at 4, 8, 12, and 24 h post incubation. The data collected was analyzed through Pearson correlation, polinomial regression and fixed effects models. There were negative correlations between FTS-total gas volume (r = -0.40; p<0.001); FTS-volume of produced (r = -0.40; p<0.001) and between the inclusion level-volume of produced (r = -0.20; p<0.001). As well as a positive correlation between hours post incubation-total gas volume (r = 0.42; p<0.001) and between hours post incubation-volume of produced (r = 0.48; p<0.001). The FTS: C. elaeagnoides, V. mollis, and H. brasiletto have potential, in the three inclusion levels analyzed, to reduce emission on in vitro trials (>32.7%), taking into account the total production at 24 h of the forage used as reference (Avena sativa). It's suggested that C. elaeagnoides-according to its crude protein, neutral detergent fiber, and condensed tannins content- is the best alternative within the FTS analyzed, for feeding ruminants and for the control of emissions during the dry season.
Fodder Tree Species;Condensed Tannins;Methane;In vitro;
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