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Coconut oil reduces protozoa count and methane release during fermentation in a Rusitec system

A. Cieślak 1  ,  
P. Oleszak 1,  
Ł. Siwiński 1,  
 
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The August Cieszkowski Agricultural University of Poznań, Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Management, Wołyńska 33, 60-637 Poznań, Poland
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2006;15(Suppl. 1):19–22
Publish date: 2006-09-21
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ABSTRACT
The influence of coconut oil on microbial activity was investigated in vitro using a rumen simulation technique (Rusitec). Diets containing either 40 (L-diet) or 60% (H-diet) of concentrate and 60 or 40% hay, respectively, were supplemented with coconut oil at the rate of 5% DM (experimental cultures) or given alone (control cultures). Coconut oil significantly reduced ciliate numbers and methane concentration independently of the diet (P < 0.05). Bacteria numbers increased significantly (L-diet) or remained unaffected (H-diet). And, conversely, the ammonia concentration remained unchanged (L-diet) or decreased (H-diet). Coconut oil had no effect on the molar proportions of acetate, propionate, or butyrate.
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A. Cieślak   
The August Cieszkowski Agricultural University of Poznań, Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Management, Wołyńska 33, 60-637 Poznań, Poland
ISSN:1230-1388