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  • Effects of Agave salmiana Otto Ex Salm-Dyck silage as forage on ruminal fermentation and growth in goats.

    Author(s) : Zamudio, D. M.Pinos-Rodríguez, J. M.González, S. S.Robinson, P. H.García, J. C.Montañez, O.

    Author Affiliation : Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco, D.F. 04960, Mexico.

    Author Email : jpinos@uaslp.mx

    Journal article : Animal Feed Science and Technology 2009 Vol.148 No.1 pp.1-11 ref.22

    Abstract : Ensiling of Agave salmianaagave salmianaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Otto Ex Salm-Dyck, a widespread plant in MexicomexicoSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , as a viable preservationpreservationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    method to create a potential animal feed resource for ruminantsruminantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    was investigated. Fresh A. salmiana with 205 g dry matterdry matterSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    (DM)/kg and wilted alfalfa with 602 g DM/kg were ensiled in combinations (DM:DM) of 1000:0, 500:500 and 350:650, to evaluate feedingfeedingSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    value of agave:alfalfa silages on ruminal fermentationfermentationSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    and growth of goatsgoatsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    . Chemical compositionchemical compositionSubject Category: Properties
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    and in situ ruminal disappearance of three total mixed rations (TMRs), which included 240 g/kg DM of each silage (1000:0, 500:500 and 350:650) were determined. The TMR were used to assess ruminal fermentation and growth of 15 goats (20±2.2 kg body weightbody weightSubject Category: Properties
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    (BW)). Silage pH (≤4), lactate (>25 g/kg DM) and ammoniaammoniaSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    (<50 g/kg total N) concentrations indicate that silage qualitysilage qualitySubject Category: Properties
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    was good. Lactic acidlactic acidSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    was the main acid in all silages, acetic acid concentrations were relatively low, and butyrate was only detected in only the 1000:0 agave:alfalfa silagealfalfa silageSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    alfalfa silageSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    . Potential DM disappearance of the TMR increased quadratically as the amount of alfalfa included in the silage mixture increased. The BW gain and feed efficiency were not changed by treatment, even though DM intakeintakeSubject Category: Properties
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    decreased and aNDF intake increased linearly as the amount of alfalfa included in the silage mixture increased. Ruminal pH and butyrate increased, and ammonia N, lactate and propionate decreased linearly as alfalfa proportion of alfalfa in the silage mixture was increased. The TMR ingredient selectivity by the goats may have limited goat performance when alfalfa was included in agave silage mixturesmixturesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    . Because the agave:alfalfa blend improved nutritional quality, ruminal digestibilitydigestibilitySubject Category: Properties
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    and intake of agave silage, alfalfa inclusion may improve nutritional characteristics of agave plantsplantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    silages for ruminants.

    ISSN : 0377-8401

    DOI : 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2008.02.002

    Record Number : 20093102355

    Publisher : Elsevier

    Location of publication : Amsterdam

    Country of publication : Netherlands

    Language of text : English

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    Organism descriptor(s) : AgaveagaveSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , Agave salmianaagave salmianaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , goatsgoatsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , MedicagomedicagoSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , Medicago sativamedicago sativaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , plantsplantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , ruminantsruminantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : ammoniaammoniaSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    , animal nutritionanimal nutritionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , body weightbody weightSubject Category: Properties
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    , butyratesbutyratesSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    , characterizationcharacterizationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , chemical compositionchemical compositionSubject Category: Properties
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    , digestibilitydigestibilitySubject Category: Properties
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    , dry matterdry matterSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , feed conversion efficiencyfeed conversion efficiencySubject Category: Properties
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    , feedingfeedingSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , feedsfeedsSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , fermentationfermentationSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , fodderfodderSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , forageforageSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , intakeintakeSubject Category: Properties
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    , lactic acidlactic acidSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    , lucernelucerneSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , lucerne silagelucerne silageSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , mixturesmixturesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , nutritive valuenutritive valueSubject Category: Properties
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    , preservationpreservationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , silagesilageSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , silage makingsilage makingSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , silage qualitysilage qualitySubject Category: Properties
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    Identifier(s) : alfalfaalfalfaSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , alfalfa silagealfalfa silageSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , ensilage, ensiling, feeding stuffs, lactate, nutritional value, quality for nutrition

    Geographical Location(s) : MexicomexicoSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : AsparagaceaeasparagaceaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , AgaveagaveSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , BovidaebovidaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , ruminantsruminantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , mammalsmammalsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , vertebratesvertebratesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , animalsanimalsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , PapilionoideaepapilionoideaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , FabaceaefabaceaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , FabalesfabalesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , eudicotseudicotsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , MedicagomedicagoSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , APEC countriesapec countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , Developing Countriesdeveloping countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , Latin Americalatin americaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , AmericaamericaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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