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Methane mitigation from ruminants using tannins and saponins

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Abbreviations

BCM:

Bromochloromethane

BW:

Body weight

CT:

Condensed tannins

DDMI:

Digestible dry matter intake

DE:

Digestible energy

DM:

Dry matter

DMI:

Dry matter intake

GE:

Gross energy

HT:

Hydrolysable tannins

MR:

Methane reduction on volume basis

MRTD :

Methane reduction on truly degraded substrate basis

OMD:

Organic matter digestibility

PSM:

Plant secondary metabolites

QSE:

Quillaja saponaria extract

SCFAs:

Short-chain fatty acids

TP:

Total phenols

TT:

Total tannins

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Goel, G., Makkar, H.P.S. Methane mitigation from ruminants using tannins and saponins. Trop Anim Health Prod 44, 729–739 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-011-9966-2

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Keywords

  • Methane
  • Tannins
  • Saponins
  • Rumen fermentation