Forage Evaluation in Ruminant Nutrition

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CABI, May 25, 2000 - Science - 496 pages
Current pressures to maximise the use of forages in ruminant diets have renewed interest in fast, inexpensive methods for the estimation of their nutritional value. As a result, a wide variety of biological and physiochemical procedures have recently been investigated for this purpose.This book is the single definitive reference volume on the current status of research in this areaCovers all forages eaten by ruminant animals
 

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Contents

T Hvelplund Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences Department of Animal
3
Forage Evaluation for Efficient Ruminant Livestock Production
15
Intake of Forages
43
Estimating the Energy Value of Forages
63
Forage Evaluation Using Measurements of Energy Metabolism
95
The Measurement of Forage Digestibility In Vivo
113
Faeces as a Source of Microbial Enzymes for Estimating Digestibility
135
Enzyme Techniques for Estimating Digestibility
155
Enzymatic and Microbialcell Preparation Techniques for Predicting
259
Physicochemical Approaches
281
an Altemative Approach
301
NMR and Other Physicochemical Techniques for Forage Assessment
321
Minerals Vitamins Antinutritive and Other Factors
345
Major Minerals in Forages
373
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389
Vitamins in Forages
399

in Ruminants
175
Cumulative Gasproduction Techniques for Forage Evaluation
189
Estimating the Protein Value of Forages
215
In Situ Techniques for the Estimation of Protein Degradability
233
Secondary Plant Compounds and Forage Evaluation
433
General Conclusion and Discussion
449
Index
475
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