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Akzeptanz von Futterpflanzen mit Vorkommen von kondensierten Tanninen bei Schafen und ihre Gehalte an nutzbarem Rohprotein

By Anna Scharenberg, Yves Arrigo, Andreas Gutzwiller, Carla Soliva, Aurélia Perroud, Ulrich Wyss, Michael Kreuzer and Frigga Dohme

Abstract

Plants with moderate contents of condensed tannins are assumed to have anthelmintic Plants with moderate contents of condensed tannins are assumed to have anthelmintic properties and to improve protein supply of ruminants by reducing its ruminal degradability. In the present study, birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), chicory (Cychorium intybus) and sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia), suitable to be grown in Central Europe, were tested for their suitability as feed for ruminants. Sainfoin proved to be the most promising forage plant since it was very well accepted by the sheep and presented the highest content of utilizable crude protein as determined in vitro. Only few condensed tannins were detected in chicory. Further in vivo studies are required to confirm a better metabolic protein supply of ruminants when fed sainfoin

Topics: Health and welfare, Feeding and growth
Publisher: kassel university press GmbH, Kassel
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:orgprints.org:3401
Provided by: Organic Eprints

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