The in situ technique for the estimation of forage degradability in ruminants

TitleThe in situ technique for the estimation of forage degradability in ruminants
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsOrskov, ER
EditorGivens, DI, Owen E, Axford RFE, Omed HM
Book TitleForage evaluation in ruminant nutrition
Pagination175-188
PublisherCABI Publishing
CityWallingford
Keywordsanalytical methods, Animal Science: Animal Nutrition (General) [LL500], Animal Science: Animal Nutrition (General): Animal Nutrition (Physiology) [LL510], Auxiliary Disciplines: Techniques and Methodology [ZZ900], digestibility, evaluation, feed evaluation, feeds, forage, Forage and Feed Products (Non-human): Feed Composition and Quality [RR300], Nutritive Value, reviews, roughage, rumen digestion
Abstract

This review discusses the in situ technique for roughage evaluation, evaluation of the rumen environment, and determination of degradability of chemical and botanical plant fractions. Consideration is given to experimental design and replications, future research and cost effectiveness of the technique