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Effect of Tannin and Species Variation on In vitro Digestibility, Gas, and Methane Production of Tropical Browse Plants
- Gemeda, Belete Shenkute (Department of Animal and wildlife Sciences, University of Pretoria) ;
- Hassen, A. (Department of Animal and wildlife Sciences, University of Pretoria)
- Received : 2014.05.06
- Accepted : 2014.08.23
- Published : 2015.02.01
Nineteen tanniferous browse plants were collected from South Africa to investigate their digestibility, gas production (GP) characteristics and methane production. Fresh samples were collected, dried in forced oven, and ground and analyzed for nutrient composition. In vitro GP and in vitro organic matter digestibility (IVOMD) were determined using rumen fluid collected, strained and anaerobically prepared. A semi-automated system was used to measure GP by incubating the sample in a shaking incubator at
Digestibility;Gas Production;Methane;Ammonia;Volatile Fatty Acids
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