Effects of prepartum controlled-energy wheat straw and grass hay diets
supplemented with starch or sugar on periparturient dairy cow performance and lipid metabolism.
The total CP intake in rams of different dietary groups are in agreement with the findings of Amensisa  who reported similar results in Horro rams fed on grass hay diets
supplemented with different levels of dried Vernonia amygdalina foliage and crushed maize grain mixtures.
The average pH values were higher (P<0.05) in meat from animals fed with 60% saltbush hay (5.76) but did not differ from the pH values of meat from animals fed with 30 (5.73) or 50% (5.69) saltbush hay diets
. According PARDI et al.
Thus, on hay diets the quantity of glucose available for absorption in the small intestine would be of minimal importance.
Topps JH, Kay RNB, Goodall ED (1968a) Digestion of concentrate and of hay diets in the stomach and intestines of ruminants.
Topps JH, Kay RNB, Goodall ED, Whitelaw FG, Ried RS (1968b) Digestion of concentrate and of hay diets in the stomach and intestines of ruminants.
(1990) reported a higher amylolytic activity when a high protein alfalfa hay diet was fed vs.
Effect of a commercial anion dietary supplement on acid- base balance urine volume and urinary ion excretion in male goats fed oat or grass hay diets
All lambs were fed the experimental diets, namely 9.5 mm and 14 mm pelleted TMR and long hay diets, ad libitum at 09:00 h after discarding the residue from the previous day.
Chemical composition of the 9.5 mm, 14 mm and long hay diets is presented in Table 1.
Despite there being no effect (p>0.05) of the particle length of alfalfa hay in pelleted TMR diets and long alfalfa hay diet on daily DM intake, lambs fed the 9.5 mm diet had higher (p<0.05) final body weight, ADG and food conversion ratio than comparable lambs fed the 14 mm and long hay diets.
The concentrations of SCN in plasma were significantly greater (p<0.01) in cows given fresh cassava foliage diets than in cows on the cassava hay diet
(p<0.01) (Table 7).