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Dairy Cattle / Ruminant Health & Nutrition
on July 5, 2018
Rumen

Microbial diversity promotes healthy rumen function

Further research into protozoa and rumen bacteria may assist in lowering methane emissions

The ruminant exploits a digestive strategy that relies on an intimate relationship with various microorganisms and, as such, can utilize feedstuffs that other animals cannot.

Mammals have little to no ability to degrade fibrous plant materials, but bacteria, protozoa and fungi produce cellulases, a group of enzymes able to breakdown…

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