Participation in Forum on April 17, 2015
Acute ruminal acidosis cannot be prevented or cured with buffers or probiotics! As mentioned by one of the colleagues, acute ruminal acidosis is often the result of (accidental) grain overload. I learned that treating acute ruminal acidosis by oral delivery of buffers is contra-indicated: it may resume the fermentation of not-yet degraded carbohydrates still present in the rumen, thereby increasin ...
Participation in Forum on November 4, 2013
This is a clear overview of principles to estimate the protein value of feeds for ruminants. As an addition to this paper, I would like to mention some modifications that have recently been introduced.
In Europe, at least 3 revised systems have been published with improvements of these estimations: “Feed into Milk” (UK, 2004; C. Thomas, Ed), “NorFor” (Scandinavia, 2011; H. Volden, Ed), and “DVE/ ...
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