Table of Contents
ISRN Veterinary Science
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 532528, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/532528
Research Article

Ruminal Degradability and Summative Models Evaluation for Total Digestible Nutrients Prediction of Some Forages and Byproducts in Goats

1Departament of Animal Nutrition and Forages, Decanato de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Tarabana 3001, Venezuela
2Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo 4005, Venezuela

Received 28 February 2013; Accepted 28 March 2013

Academic Editors: L. Badinga and R. Gamble

Copyright © 2013 Oswaldo Rosendo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. Alimentación de Bovinos, Ovinos y Caprinos: Necesidades de los Animales, Valores de los Alimentos, Editorial Acribia, Zaragoza, España, 2010.
  2. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Nutrient Requirements of Domesticated Ruminants, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia, 2007.
  3. National Research Council (NRC2001), Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC, USA, 7th edition, 2001.
  4. National Research Council (NRC2007), Nutrient Requirements of Small Ruminants: Sheep, Goats, Cervids, and New World Camelids, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC, USA, 2007.
  5. K. A. Beauchemin, “Using ADF and NDF in dairy cattle diet formulation—a western Canadian perspective,” Animal Feed Science and Technology, vol. 58, no. 1-2, pp. 101–111, 1996. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. J. D. Donker, “Improved energy prediction equations for dairy cattle rations,” Journal of Dairy Science, vol. 72, no. 11, pp. 2942–2948, 1989. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. D. W. Harlan, J. B. Holter, and H. H. Hayes, “Detergent fiber traits to predict productive energy of forages fed free choice to nonlactating dairy cattle,” Journal of Dairy Science, vol. 74, no. 4, pp. 1337–1353, 1991. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. R. D. Shaver, “Practical application of fiber and starch digestibility in dairy cattle nutrition,” in Cornell Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers, p. 41, Syracuse, New York, NY, USA, 2002. View at Google Scholar
  9. W. P. Weiss, H. R. Conrad, and N. R. S. Pierre, “A theoretically-based model for predicting total digestible nutrient values of forages and concentrates,” Animal Feed Science and Technology, vol. 39, no. 1-2, pp. 95–110, 1992. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. H. R. Conrad, W. P. Weiss, W. O. Odwongon, and W. L. Shockey, “Estimating net energy of lactation from components of cell solubles and cell walls,” Journal of Dairy Science, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 427–436, 1984. View at Google Scholar
  11. G. Dryden, “Physico-chemical composition and digestibility of forages and cereal grains,” in Animal Nutrition Science, pp. 40–56, CABI, Wallingford, UK, 1st edition, 2008. View at Google Scholar
  12. E. Detmann, S. C. Valadares, D. S. Pina et al., “Prediction of the energy value of cattle diets based on the chemical composition of the feeds under tropical conditions,” Animal Feed Science and Technology, vol. 143, pp. 127–147, 2008. View at Google Scholar
  13. S. W. Coleman, S. P. Hart, and T. Sahlu, “Relationships among forage chemistry, rumination and retention time with intake and digestibility of hay by goats,” Small Ruminant Research, vol. 50, no. 1-2, pp. 129–140, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. L. Bava, L. Rapetti, G. M. Crovetto et al., “Effects of a nonforage diet on milk production, energy, and nitrogen metabolism in dairy goats throughout lactation,” Journal of Dairy Science, vol. 84, no. 11, pp. 2450–2459, 2001. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. S. Carvalho, M. T. Rodrigues, R. H. Branco, C. Aparecida, and F. Rodriguez, “Consumo de nutrientes, produção e composição do leite de cabras da raça Alpina alimentadas com dietas contendo diferentes teores de fibra,” The Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia, vol. 35, pp. 1154–1161, 2006. View at Google Scholar
  16. C. D. Lu, J. R. Kawas, and O. G. Mahgoub, “Fibre digestión and utilization in goats,” Small Ruminant Research, vol. 60, pp. 45–52, 2005. View at Google Scholar
  17. R. L. Reid, G. A. Jung, J. M. Cox-Ganser, B. F. Rybeck, and E. C. Townsend, “Comparative utilization of warm- and cool-season forages by cattle, sheep and goats,” Journal of Animal Science, vol. 68, no. 9, pp. 2986–2994, 1990. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. J. D. Sutton and G. Alderman, “The energy and protein requirements of pregnant and lactating dairy goats: The Agriculture and Food Research Council report,” Livestock Production Science, vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 3–8, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. Association Of Official Analytical Chemists, Official Methods of Analysis, AOAC, Arlington, Va, USA, 15th edition, 1990.
  20. J. E. Nocek, “Novel method for quantitating structural and non-structural carbohydrates in feedstuffs (Inventor),” US Patent no. 4617276, October 1986.
  21. G. Licitra, T. M. Hernandez, and P. J. Van Soest, “Standardization of procedures for nitrogen fractionation of ruminant feeds,” Animal Feed Science and Technology, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 347–358, 1996. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. P. J. Van Soest, J. B. Robertson, and B. A. Lewis, “Methods for dietary fiber, neutral detergent fiber, and nonstarch polysaccharides in relation to animal nutrition,” Journal of Dairy Science, vol. 74, no. 10, pp. 3583–3597, 1991. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. R. Holmbak-Petersen, C. Tobía, O. Rosendo et al., “Experiencia con cánulas ruminales de plastisol para bovinos,” Gaceta de Ciencias Veterinarias, vol. 12, pp. 67–71, 2007. View at Google Scholar
  24. P. J. Van Soest, R. H. Wine, and L. A. Moore, “Estimation of the true digestibility of forages by the in vitro digestion of cell walls,” in Proceedings of the 10th International Grassland Congress, p. 438, Finish Grassland Association, Helsinki, Finland, 1966.
  25. V. Rocha-Junior, S. D. C. Valadares Filho, M. Borges et al., “Estimative of energy value of feed and validation of equations proposed by NRC (2001),” Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 480–490, 2003. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  26. D. R. Mertens, “Gravimetric determination of amylase-treated neutral detergent fiber in feeds with refluxing in beakers or crucibles: collaborative study,” Journal of AOAC International, vol. 85, no. 6, pp. 1217–1240, 2002. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  27. O. Bochi-Brum, M. D. Carro, C. Valdes, J. S. Gonzalez, and S. López, “Digestibilidad in vitro de forrajes y concentrados: efecto de la ración de los animales donantes de liquido ruminal,” Archivos de Zootecnia, vol. 48, pp. 51–61, 1999. View at Google Scholar
  28. E. M. Alcaide, A. I. M. García, and J. F. A. Aguilera, “A comparative study of nutrient digestibility, kinetics of degradation and passage and rumen fermentation pattern in goats and sheep offered good quality diets,” Livestock Production Science, vol. 64, no. 2-3, pp. 215–223, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  29. M. D. Isac, M. A. García, J. F. Aguilera, and E. Molina Alcaide, “A comparative study of nutrient digestibility, kinetics of digestion and passage and rumen fermentation pattern in goats and sheep offered medium quality forages at the maintenance level of feeding,” Archiv fur Tierernahrung, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 37–50, 1994. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  30. A. G. Silva, R. C. Wanderley, A. F. Pedroso, and G. Ashbell, “Ruminai digestion kinetics of citrus peel,” Animal Feed Science and Technology, vol. 68, no. 3-4, pp. 247–257, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  31. L. Ortega and B. Gonzalez, “Efecto de la fertilización nitrogenada y frecuencia de corte sobre los rendimientos de materia seca y valor nutritivo del pasto estrella (Cynodon nlemfuensis),” Revista de la Facultad de Agronomía LUZ, vol. 7, pp. 217–228, 1990. View at Google Scholar
  32. S. J. Mabjeesh, M. Cohen, and A. Arieli, “In vitro methods for measuring the dry matter digestibility of ruminant feedstuffs: comparison of methods and inoculum source,” Journal of Dairy Science, vol. 83, no. 10, pp. 2289–2294, 2000. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  33. J. L. Beckman and W. P. Weiss, “Nutrient digestibility of diets with different fiber to starch ratios when fed to lactating dairy cows,” Journal of Dairy Science, vol. 88, no. 3, pp. 1015–1023, 2005. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  34. J. Rojas, M. I. De Chávez, and R. Fernández, “Capacidad comparativa de digestión entre ovinos y caninos,” Zootecnia Tropical, vol. 2, pp. 20–29, 1984. View at Google Scholar
  35. F. Suarez, Digestibilidad aparente del pasto mulato II (Brachiaria híbrido) en cabras y ovejas [Ph.D. thesis], Zamorano. Carrera de Ciencia y Producción Agropecuaria, Zamorano, Honduras, 2007.
  36. M. Spanghero, S. Boccalon, L. Gracco, and L. Gruber, “NDF degradability of hays measured in situ and in vitro,” Animal Feed Science and Technology, vol. 104, no. 1–4, pp. 201–208, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  37. P. H. Robinson, M. C. Mathews, and J. G. Fadel, “Influence of storage time and temperature on in vitro digestion of neutral detergent fibre at 48 h, and comparison to 48 h in sacco neutral detergent fibre digestion,” Animal Feed Science and Technology, vol. 80, no. 3-4, pp. 257–266, 1999. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  38. W. E. Kunkle and D. B. Bates, “Evaluating feed purchasing options: Energy, protein, and mineral supplements,” in Proceedings of the 47th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course Proceedings, p. 59, Gainesville, Fla, USA, 1998.
  39. K. Lundberg, P. Hoffman, L. Bauman, and P. Berzaghi, “Prediction of forage energy content by near infrared spectroscopy and summative equations,” The Professional Animal Scientist, vol. 20, pp. 262–269, 2004. View at Google Scholar
  40. J. M. A. Tilley and R. A. Terry, “A two-stage technique for the in vitro digestion of forage crops,” The Journal of the British Grassland Society, vol. 18, p. 104, 1963. View at Google Scholar
  41. J. F. Ayres, “Sources of errors with in vitro digestibility assay of pasture feeds,” Grass and Forage Science, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 89–97, 1991. View at Google Scholar
  42. K. A. Magalhães, S. C. Valadares Filho, E. Detmann et al., “Evaluation of indirect methods to estimate the nutritional value of tropical feeds for ruminants,” Animal Feed Science and Technology, vol. 155, no. 1, pp. 44–54, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  43. D. R. Mertens, “Fiber: measuring, modeling and feeding,” in Proceedings of the Cornell Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers, p. 1, Syracuse, New York, NY, USA, 2002.
  44. S. G. Haddad and R. J. Grant, “Influence of nonfiber carbohydrate concentration on forage fiber digestion in vitro,” Animal Feed Science and Technology, vol. 86, no. 1-2, pp. 107–115, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  45. H. J. G. Jung, “Analysis of forage fiber and cell walls in ruminant nutrition,” Journal of Nutrition, vol. 127, no. 5, pp. 810S–813S, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  46. National Research Council (NRC1981), Nutrient Requirements of Goats, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC, USA, 1981.