By Jamie Hawley, ASAS Communications Intern
June 20, 2016 – Ruminal gases include carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and methane. Hydrogen is an essential substrate for methanogens (methane-producing rumen bacteria) to produce methane, and also influences fermentation pathways in the rumen. Dissolved hydrogen is the form of hydrogen available to rumen bacteria.
Little is known about how sampling techniques, including oral stomach tubing with different insertion depths and sampling from different rumen sites through a cannula (see image), affect the measurement of ruminal dissolved hydrogen. Read more
May 5, 2016 – Several new articles have been published online recently in the Journal of Animal Science Just Published section. The following articles were published April 29 under the Animal Genetics, Animal Nutrition, Animal Physiology, Animal Production, Special Topics, and Symposium sections. Read more