UPM Institutional Repository

Studies in fibre digestion and passage rate of liquid and solid in cattle and buffaloes


Citation

Abdullah, Norhani and Ho, Yin Wan and Mahyuddin, M. and Jalaludin, S. (1991) Studies in fibre digestion and passage rate of liquid and solid in cattle and buffaloes. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 4 (2). pp. 137-141. ISSN 1011-2367; ESSN: 1976-5517

Abstract

Rumen liquor characteristics and disappearance rate of dry matter were studied in Kedah-Kelantan cattle and swamp buffaloes fed grass of rice straw-based diet. Cobalt-EDTA and chromium mordented fibres prepared from the faecal material were used to determine the liquid and solid particles movement in both animal species fed with rice straw. Swamp buffaloes showed a more intense rumen fermentation activity than Kedah-Kelantan cattle when both species were fed straw-based diet. The buffaloes also demonstrated faster rates of grass and straw degradation in situ. The fluid outflow rate from the rumen of buffalo (1.06 0.19 1/h) was observed to be slower than that of cattle (1.55 0.01 1/h). No significant differences between cattle and buffaloes were observed in rumen fluid volume and passage rate of small particles from the rumen.


Download File

[img]
Preview
PDF (Abstract)
Studies in fibre digestion and passage rate of liquid and solid in cattle and buffaloes.pdf

Download (34kB) | Preview

Additional Metadata

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1991.137
Publisher: Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies
Keywords: Fermentation; Feed degradation; Rumen volume; Passage rate; Cattle; Buffaloes
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2016 05:53
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2016 05:53
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.5713/ajas.1991.137
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/50007
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item