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Scientific reference on in-vitro digestibility assay for ruminants

Scientific reference on in-vitro digestibility assay for ruminants

Article title: “Evaluation of additives capable to improve ruminal fermentations through the use of an automated gas production system”

Athour: B. Matteo
Thesis (2020), University of Parma (Italy), Department of Medicine and Veterinary Sciences

Gas Endeavour® was used as an automated gas measuring system for conducting an in-vitro digestibility study for feed additives in ruminal fermentation. The instrument allows simultaneously simulating and continuously monitoring the physiological rumen movements in 15 testing flasks using a substrate quantity of 2-8 g dry sample or about 20 grams of fresh forage, depending on the intrinsic characteristics of each substrate.