rumen fermentation - The various aspects of rumen...

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The various aspects of rumen fermentation maintain the underlying theme of balance. The requirement of a proper balance of energy and protein provides for optimal fermentation and microbial growth in the rumen. Incomplete use of feed energy will result in losses due to heat and gas production in this case Nitrogen which is lost as urea. Such are the effects of feeding unbalanced protein and energy levels. The importance of this correlation is best illustrated by the symbiotic relationship between ruminants and rumen microbes. Rumen microbes anaerobically ferment feed, which the ruminant would not be able to do on its own, by using enzymes such as celluloytic and amylolytic bacteria. Cellulolytic bacteria aid in structural carbohydrate degradation, such as fibers, to breakdown cellulose and hemicellulose. The main product from the degradation of structural carbohydrates is Acetic Acid. Non-structural carbohydrate degradation, such as starches and sugars, is assumed by amylolytic bacteria. Propionate is the main end
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This note was uploaded on 08/02/2010 for the course AN SC 212 taught by Professor Bell,aw/cherney,dj during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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