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Features nutritional, ruminal, blood and urinary tract of sheep fed silage corn inoculated

Grant number: 14/18315-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2014
Effective date (End): September 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry - Pastures and Forage Crops
Principal Investigator:Ricardo Andrade Reis
Grantee:Thomaz Marques Sena
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil


To evaluate the nutritional, ruminal, blood and urine characteristics of lambs fed diets containing corn silage inoculated associated with two levels of concentrate. The forage was inoculated with 1x105 CFU of Lactobacillus plantarum associated with 1x105 CFU of Bacillus subtilis or kept without inoculation (control). 8 sheep (Dorper Sta Ines x) will be used in two ratios 40:60 and 60:40 (forage: concentrate). Consumption and digestibility by total collection of feces, concentrations of VFA, lactic acid, Namonical, the pH of the rumen fluid, blood glucose concentrations AGV, triglycerides, insulin (energy metabolism) will be evaluated; urea, total protein and albumin (protein metabolism), and the Ca, P and Mg (mineral metabolism) and finally the production of microbial protein and nitrogen balance by total collection of urine. The experimental design will be a double Latin square 4 x 4, consisting of four animals, four diets and four periods. Data will be submitted to analysis of variance and means were compared by Tukey test at a significance level of 5%.

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