FIBER (dietary)

Nutrient of low energy density present in large quantities in forages. Fiber is composed of structural carbohydrates (cellulose and hemicellulose) and phenolic compounds. Fiber is important for dairy cows because they stimulate rumination and promote a healthy rumen environment for bacterial growth. However, in large amounts in the diet, fiber may fill the rumen, limit intake of energy and constrain milk production.




Keywords:FIBER (dietary)   Doc ID:56206
Owner:Antonio A.Group:DS 414 Ruminant Nutrition
Created:2015-09-13 12:31 CDTUpdated:2020-08-30 15:31 CDT
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