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The Effects of Additives in Napier Grass Silages on Chemical Composition, Feed Intake, Nutrient Digestibility and Rumen Fermentation
- Bureenok, Smerjai (Faculty of Natural Resources, Rajamangala University of Technology-Isan, Sakon Nakhon Campus) ;
- Yuangklang, Chalermpon (Faculty of Natural Resources, Rajamangala University of Technology-Isan, Sakon Nakhon Campus) ;
- Vasupen, Kraisit (Faculty of Natural Resources, Rajamangala University of Technology-Isan, Sakon Nakhon Campus) ;
- Schonewille, J. Thomas (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Farm Animal Health, Division Nutrition, Utrecht University) ;
- Kawamoto, Yasuhiro (Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus)
- Received : 2012.02.10
- Accepted : 2012.06.04
- Published : 2012.09.01
The effect of silage additives on ensiling characteristics and nutritive value of Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) silages was studied. Napier grass silages were made with no additive, fermented juice of epiphytic lactic acid bacteria (FJLB), molasses or cassava meal. The ensiling characteristics were determined by ensiling Napier grass silages in airtight plastic pouches for 2, 4, 7, 14, 21 and 45 d. The effect of Napier grass silages treated with these additives on voluntary feed intake, digestibility, rumen fermentation and microbial rumen fermentation was determined in 4 fistulated cows using
Supported by : National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT)
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