Effects of Increasing Inclusion Levels of Rumen Cellulolytic Bacteria Culture on In vivo Ruminal Fermentation Patterns in Hanwoo Heifers

반추위 섬유소분해 박테리아 배양액의 투여 수준에 따른 한우 반추위 발효에 미치는 영향

  • Park, Joong-Kook (Graduate School of Bio-Environment and Information Technology, Hankyong National University) ;
  • Jeong, Chan-Sung (Gyeonggi Livestock Veterinary Research Institute) ;
  • Park, Do-Yeun (Graduate School of Bio-Environment and Information Technology, Hankyong National University) ;
  • Kim, Hyun-Cheol (Graduate School of Bio-Environment and Information Technology, Hankyong National University) ;
  • Lee, Seung-Cheol (Gyeonggi Livestock Veterinary Research Institute) ;
  • Kim, Chang-Hyun (School of Animal Life and Environment Science, Hankyong National University)
  • 박중국 (한경대학교 생물환경.정보통신전문대학원) ;
  • 정찬성 (경기도 축산위생연구소) ;
  • 박도연 (한경대학교 생물환경.정보통신전문대학원) ;
  • 김현철 (한경대학교 생물환경.정보통신전문대학원) ;
  • 이승철 (경기도 축산위생연구소) ;
  • 김창현 (한경대학교 동물생명환경과학부)
  • Received : 2008.07.11
  • Accepted : 2009.02.18
  • Published : 2009.02.01


This experiment was conducted to observe the effects of anaerobic cellulolytic bacteria culture (Ruminococcus flavefaciens H-20 and Fibrobactor succinogenes H-23) on in vivo ruminal fermentation characteristics in Hanwoo heifers. Four ruminally cannulated Hanwoo heifers ($221\pm7.5kg$) receiving a basal diet containing 3 kg of mixture hay (tall fescue and ochardgrass) and 2 kg of concentrate per day were in a $4\times4$ Latin square with 21-day periods. Treatments were the basal diet without the culture additive (control), the basal diet plus 50 ml/day of bacteria culture of H-20 and H-23 (1%), 150 ml/day of H-20 and H-23 (3%), and 250 ml/day of H-20 and H-23 (5%). In the whole experimental periods, ruminal pH did not differ between treatments. However, the concentration of ruminal ammonia-N was increased in the 3% treatment relative to control and the 1% treatment at 1 hr post-feeding (p<0.05). Avicelase and CMCase (carboxymethyl cellulase) activities in rumen fluid showed no significant difference among treatments. However, xylanase activity was higher in the 5% (119.49, xylose ${\mu}mol$/ml/min) than the 3% treatment (71.02, xylose ${\mu}mol$/ml/min) at 0 hr post-feeding (p<0.05). Concentrations of ruminal total VFA, acetate, propionate and valerate were unaffected by treatments, while butyrate was higher in the 3% treatment (24.48 mM) than control (15.71 mM) at 1 hr post-feeding (p<0.05). Results indicate that minimum 3% inclusion of cellulolytic bacteria cultures improved ruminal fermentation, especially ammonia-N concentration and butyric acid production.


Supported by : 한경대학교


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