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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2018

Authors: Münnich, M; Khol-Parisini, A; Klevenhusen, F; Metzler-Zebeli, BU; Zebeli, Q

Title: Graded replacement of maize grain with molassed sugar beet pulp modulated ruminal microbial community and fermentation profile in vitro.

Source: J Sci Food Agric. 2018; 98(3):991-997

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Khol Annabella
Klevenhusen Fenja
Metzler-Zebeli Barbara
Münnich Matthias
Zebeli Qendrim

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds
University Clinic for Swine

Molassed sugar beet pulp (Bp) is a viable alternative to grains in cattle nutrition for reducing human edible energy input. Yet little is known about the effects of high inclusion rates of Bp on rumen microbiota. This study used an in vitro approach and the quantitative polymerase chain reaction technique to establish the effects of a graded replacement of maize grain (MG) by Bp on the ruminal microbial community, fermentation profile and nutrient degradation.

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