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Nutrition and feeding of swamp buffalo: feed resources and rumen approach

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Peter Rowlinson


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Seasonal feed resources are of prime importance for swamp buffaloes to support the efficient production under the prevailing small-holder farming systems. Manipulations of rumen microorganisms, fermentation and subsequent absorption by the animals are essential. Current research work on locally available feed resources such as urea-treated rice straw, cassava hay etc. revealed significant improvement in rumen ecology with higher cellulolytic bacteria and fungal zoospores and subsequent fermentation end-products. However, investigation of rumen microorganisms diversity of swamp buffalo and their roles in fermentation using molecular technique especially the use of PCR - DGGE/Real- Time-PCR warrant future research undertakings.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Wanapat M, Rowlinson P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Italian Journal of Animal Science

Year: 2007

Volume: 6

Issue: s2

Pages: 67-73

Print publication date: 01/01/2007

ISSN (print): 1594-4077

ISSN (electronic): 1828-051X

Publisher: Pagepress


DOI: 10.4081/ijas.2007.s2.67


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