Effect of inclusion of graded level of water hyacinth on in vitro gas production kinetics and chemical composition of alfalfa hay based beef cattle diets
 

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.11417    | Article Id: B-435 | Page : 1298-1303
Citation :- Effect of inclusion of graded level of water hyacinth on in vitro gas production kinetics and chemical composition of alfalfa hay based beef cattle diets .Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2018.(52):1298-1303

Manuel Murillo-Ortiz, Esperanza Herrera-Torres, Agustin Corral-Luna and Gerardo Pamanes-Carrasco
 

gerardo.pamanes@gmail.com
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Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango. Carr Durango – Mezquital km 11.5, 34307. Durango, Mexico. 

Submitted Date : 8-01-2016
Accepted Date : 13-06-2016

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the inclusion of water hyacinth (WH) as a possible substitution of alfalfa hay (AH) in diets of beef cattle on in vitro methane production, gas kinetics and chemical composition. AH in the diets was substituted by WH at 0% (T1, as a control), 25% (T2), 50% (T3), 75% (T4) and 100% (T5). Methane, CO2 and gas production parameters were recorded after 24 and 48h of incubation. NDF, condensed tannins and total phenolic compounds increased when AH was substituted. Likewise, the net gas production decreased linearly when AH was substituted. However, gas production rate among treatments were similar. Methane and CO2 production decreased linearly with inclusion of WH. These results indicate that WH arises as a promising alternative for mitigating methane production in ruminants.
 

Keywords

Condensed Tannins Gas production Methane Ruminants Water hyacinth.

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