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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 4)
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Determining Nutritive Value of Sunflower Meal for Ruminants using Nylon Bags Technique

Mohammad Salamat Azar
Corresponding Author:  mohammad salamatazar 

Key words:  Dry matter, neutral detergent fiber, nutritive value, nylon bags technique, sunflower meal, organic matter digestibility,
Vol. 4 , (4): 355-357
Submitted Accepted Published
September 29, 2011 November 04, 2011 July 10, 2012

This study was carried out to determine the chemical composition and ruminal degradability of sunflower meal. Samples were collected from commercial sources in Iran. Chemical composition for Dry Matter (DM), Crude Protein (CP) and Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) of pooled samples were 95.88, 30 and 45.08%, respectively. Degradation procedure was performed using nylon bags filled with 5 g of sunflower meal and suspended in the rumen of three fistulated Gezel rams for 0, 2, 4, 8, 16, 24 and 48 h and obtained data were fitted to a non-linear degradation model to calculate ruminal degradation characteristics. Results showed that soluble fraction (a), potentially degradable fraction (b), rate degradability (c) and Potential degradability (a + b) of sunflower meal for Organic Matter degradability were 25.081, 52.546, 0.0987 and 77.627% and for effective degradability (Out flow rate 0.02, 0.05 and 0.08/h) were 68.766, 59.933 and 45.10%, respectively.
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Mohammad Salamat Azar, 2012. Determining Nutritive Value of Sunflower Meal for Ruminants using Nylon Bags Technique.  Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 4(4): 355-357.
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