0.906
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0.875
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Q3
JCR
1.0
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0.374
SJR
Q2
SJR
20
MNiSW
165.24
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
 
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Effect of double-muscling and of removing straw, fed besides concentrates, on the chewing behaviour of bulls

S. De Campeneere 1  ,  
A. Van Herck 1,  
L. O. Fiems 1,  
 
1
Department Animal Nutrition and Husbandry, Agricultural Research Centre, Scheldeweg 68, B-9090 Melle, Belgium
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2004;13(Suppl. 1):627–630
Publication date: 2004-08-30
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ABSTRACT
To determine if beef bulls adjust their chewing pattern to avoid ruminal acidosis, the chewing behaviour of double-muscled (dm) and non-dm bulls was studied with a concentrate based diet, with and without straw. The conformation (dm or not) had no influence on chewing behaviour. The removal of the straw resulted in an importantly increased DM-intake. When fed 100% concentrates, significant rumination activity was recorded. Removing the roughage from the diet had no influence on time of eating, but induced a slight shift towards relatively more rumination during the second half of the day.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
S. De Campeneere   
Department Animal Nutrition and Husbandry, Agricultural Research Centre, Scheldeweg 68, B-9090 Melle, Belgium
 
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ISSN:1230-1388