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dc.contributor.advisorErdman, Richard Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorCatterton, Tracy Lynnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-09T06:35:51Z
dc.date.available2016-02-09T06:35:51Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2R417
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/17379
dc.description.abstractDietary cation-anion difference (DCAD) evaluates the strong ion balance in dairy cattle diets. We performed two experiments to study the impacts of strong dietary ions (Na, K, and Cl) on the rumen environment. Our overall hypothesis was that dietary strong ions would influence their corresponding rumen concentrations. Our objective was to determine the impact of the dietary strong ions on the rumen environment. In the first experiment, five fistulated dairy cows consumed the following treatments: (1) a basal diet composed of corn silage and alfalfa hay and then the basal diet supplemented with (2) NaCl, (3) KCl, (4) NaHCO3, and (5) K2CO3. Rumen samples were collected 0, 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 9, and 12 h post-feeding to measure ion concentrations, pH, and volatile fatty acid concentrations. In the second experiment, we conducted a meta-analysis of published literature that measured rumen strong ion concentrations.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe impact of dietary ions on rumen ion concentrationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAnimal Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAnimal sciencesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledchlorideen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolleddairy cowen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolleddietary cation-anion differenceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpotassiumen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledrumen ionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsodiumen_US


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