Undegradable Protein in Ruminant Nutrition

Published on: 09/07/2016
Author/s : Phytobiotics; Anja Pastor.

The small intestine is the main place of digestion. Given the special physiology of ruminants, the protein reaching the small intestine is not identical to the protein contained in the feed. Rumen microbes utilize soluble dietary protein for synthesis of microbial protein. Hence, soluble proteins are degraded by proteolytic microbial enzymes to peptides, amino acids and ammonia, whereby also volat...

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Nasser Odetallah Nasser Odetallah
Executive Manager global Technical sservices
Novus International Novus International
Missouri, United States
September 7, 2016
Thank you Anja for this nice article. What about protease enzymes and how do you see their function in the rumen assuming they are alkaline and can stand the pH of the rumen?
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Krishan Agarwal Krishan Agarwal
G.M.[dairy]
October 9, 2016
It is a nice article.what are all secondary plant metabolites whichbinds the protein in rumen.kindly give details.
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March 2, 2019

Thank you for the information. I have one question to ask: what is the symbiotic relationship between ruminants and microbes?

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