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dc.contributor.authorKhalili, M.
dc.contributor.authorCapper, B.
dc.contributor.authorLindgren, E.
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-11T09:24:20Z
dc.date.available2013-06-11T09:24:20Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.citationSwedish Journal of Agricultural Research;22(2):85-90
dc.identifier.issn0049-2701
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/29646
dc.description.abstractStudies the possibility of using faecal Na concentrations as an indicator of Na status in cattle. Two roughage-based diets composed of equal parts of roughage and concentrate were fed to Friesian X Zebu calves. The roughages were either oat-vetch hay or barley straw. Animals were grouped according to liveweight. Diets were fed individually for 98 days following a 14 day adaptation period when no Na Cl was provided. The calves fed the oat-vetch hay based diet given the highest level of Na showed higher live weight gain than the control grouVariation in salivary Na within each treatment was high and the effect of NaCl on the concentrations of salivary Na and K and Na/K ratio was not significant. Despite the Na supplementation, the concentration of Na in plasma in the calves fed either oat-vetch hay or barley straw based diets did not change. The effect of Na supplementation of faecal Na was significant for both diets. Concentration of Na in the faeces was below 1 g kg DM -1 only in the unsupplemented diets.
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceSwedish Journal of Agricultural Research
dc.subjectZEBU CATTLE
dc.subjectFRIESIAN CATTLE
dc.subjectCROSSBREDS
dc.subjectCALVES
dc.subjectNUTRIENT STATUS
dc.subjectSODIUM
dc.subjectROUGHAGE
dc.subjectANIMAL FEEDING
dc.subjectBLOOD
dc.subjectSALIVA
dc.subjectURINE
dc.subjectFAECES
dc.subjectFEED INTAKE
dc.subjectLIVE WEIGHT
dc.subjectBARLEY
dc.subjectOATS
dc.subjectHAY
dc.titleSodium status of crossbred Friesian X Zebu (Boran) calves fed roughage - based diets using faecal Na content as indicator
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.subject.ilriCATTLE
cg.subject.ilriBREEDS
cg.subject.ilriLIVESTOCK
cg.subject.ilriFEEDS
cg.identifier.statusLimited Access


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