Evaluation of additives capable to improve ruminal fermentations through the use of an automated gas production system

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

Gas Endeavour® was used as an automated gas measuring system for conducting 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 2-8 g dry sample or about 20 grams of fresh forage, depending on the intrinsic characteristics of each substrate.