TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.28, no.1, pp.115-122, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
forage, in vitro digestibility, metabolizable energy level, PREDICT DIGESTIBILITY, NET ENERGY, COMPOUND FEEDS, RAW-MATERIALS, ANIMAL FEEDS, RUMEN FLUID, GRASS, HAY, CELLULASE, ENZYMES
This study was carried out to determine the dry matter (DM) and organic matter (OM) digestibilities, and metabolizable energy levels of some forages commonly used in ruminant nutrition by 2 different in vitro methods: the enzyme technique and the 2- stage method (rumen fluid + HCl-pepcine). Seven different samples of alfalfa hays, sainfoin hay and grass hay, and 4 different samples of wheat straws, lentil straw, corn silage and sorghum silage were used in the experiment.