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Ruminant Nutrition and Forage Utilization
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 1992;5(3): 571-582.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1992.571    Published online September 1, 1992.
Effect of soybean extrusion on nitrogen metabolism, nutrient flow and microbial protein synthesis in the rumen of lambs
J. Y. Ko, J. K. Ha, N. H. Lee, C. S. Yoon
Soybeans were dry extruded at three different temperatures (125, 135 and 145째C) for 30 s. Four lambs fitted with cannulae in the rumen and abomasums were used in a balanced 4 횞 4 Latin square design. Lambs were fed at 2 h intervals for 12 times a day with automatic feeder to maintain steady state conditions in digestive tract. A dual-phase marker system was used to estivate ruminal flow rate of both liquid and solid digesta. Objectives of this study were to determine the effect of extrusion temperature of raw soybean on the ruminal liquid and solid dilution rate, nitrogen digestion and flow at the abomasums and availability of amino acid in lambs. There were no significant effects of extrusion on liquid and solid dilution rate, and liquid volume. Ruminal liquid flow rate was not influenced by extrusion and ranged from 389 to 435 ml/hr. Extrusion had no influence on ruminal OM digestion and flow rate to the abomasums. Dietary N flow to the abomasums increased (p<0.05) as extruding temperature increased. Extruding temperature had a significant effect (p<0.05) on flow of N escaping ruminal degradation and ranged from 34.91 to 57.38%. Microbial N synthesized/kg OMTDR ranged from 27 to 37 g and highest with 145째C ESB diet. Extrusion decreased the amount of degradable amino acid in the rumen and increased the supply of amino acid to the lower gut, especially with 135 and 145째C ESB diets.
Keywords: Soybean Extrusion; Dual-Phase Marker; Dilution Rate; Flow Rate; Lamb

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