0.857
IF5
0.900
IF
Q3
JCR
0.92
CiteScore
0.405
SJR
Q2
SJR
20
MNiSW
165.24
ICV
SHORT COMMUNICATION
 
CC-BY 4.0
 
 

Effect of natural phytoestrogens on rumen microbial content in ewes

S. Puppo 1,  
A. Chiariotti 1  ,  
 
1
Forage Department, Istituto Sperimentale per la Zootecnia, Via Salaria 31-00016, Monterotondo (Roma), Italy
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2004;13(Suppl. 1):655–658
Publish date: 2004-08-30
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ABSTRACT
Twelve Comisana ewes were fed two different diets based on subterranean clover or Italian ryegrass for about one year. Rumen samples were collected at slaughtering and total viable, cellulolytic and xylanolytic bacteria, fungi and protozoa were counted. The effect of natural phytoestrogens on rumen microflora was revealed by a decrease in P in quantity and, consequently, an increase in bacteria growth.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
A. Chiariotti   
Forage Department, Istituto Sperimentale per la Zootecnia, Via Salaria 31-00016, Monterotondo (Roma), Italy
ISSN:1230-1388