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In-vitro analysis: re-examining how we feed ruminants

Using in-vitro gas production analysis.

Nigel Meads

There are several challenges associated with ration balancing; ranging from individual ingredient evaluation, to limitations associated with nutrient availability based on chemical analysis. It is very difficult to predict a biological response from chemical numbers.

To try to solve some of these challenges in-vitro analysis is presented as a method to create a deeper understanding of how feed is behaving in the rumen.

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