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Abstract The ruminal and intestinal degradability of the nitrogen constituents of timothy grass cut at five different stages of growth was studied in three non-lactating cows. The grass samples were incubated in nylon bags in the rumen for 0, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72 and 96 h. The subsequent digestion...
Abstract Thirty pigs averaging 10.3 kg were used to study the effect of fish oil supplementation as a means to enrich fat and muscle tissue with n-3 fatty acids and the effect of fish oil elimination five weeks prior to slaughter on the concentration of n-3 fatty acids in these tissues. The...
Abstract The phosphohydrolase activity of small intestinal mucosa was investigated in vitro in the pig. The activity was studied using four different enzyme substrates at physiological pH levels actual in the duodenum-jejunum part of the gastrointestinal tract, i.e. 5.0, 5.8, 6.6 and 7.4. The...
Abstract Three rumen fistulated and catheterized sheep were used to study portal recovery of continuously intraruminally infused short-chain fatty acids (SCFA). Each sheep received six treatments: 0, 60, 120, 180, 240 and 300 mmol h−1 SCFA infused for 8 h in a semi-fasted state. The infused SCFA...
Abstract Genetic and phenotypic parameters for age at first qualifying start (AFQ), passed qualifying start (APQ), and first race (AFR), and for corresponding time records and best time of early career were estimated for Finnish Standardbred (SBT) and Finnhorse (FHT) trotters using REML with the...
Abstract An experiment was conducted on seven Danish commercial dairy farms with 200 Danish Friesian heifers (315 kg) in 152 days from the month of November. Founded on existing slatted floor systems, 32 experimental pens were established with Low (L) or High (H) space allowance (1.5 vs. 3.0 m2...
Abstract Two experiments investigated the possibility of using behavioural methods to enhance feed intake in piglets following weaning. The effects of sex and familiarity on eating were studied in the group situation and in pair tests. In groups, unfamiliar males consumed more feed, showed a...
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