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Thiaminase activity in the rumen of cattle given diets based on sugar cane, molasses and sisal pulp

Rowe, J.B.; Bobadilla, M.; Preston, T.R.; Leng, R.A.

Tropical Animal Production 5(1): 63-69

1980


Accession: 001021188

Four male zebu cattle with a rumen cannula were given molasses with 2.5% urea to appetite and 8 kg cassava forage daily. The forage was withdrawn for the last 6 days of the experiment, rumen volume was measured using polyethylene glycol and rumen samples were taken on each of the 6 days. The thiaminase activity of the rumen fluid did not change significantly after the forage was withdrawn.

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