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Functional diversity vs. monotony: The effect of a multiforage diet as opposed to a single forage diet on animal intake, performance, welfare, and urinary nitrogen excretion
(Oxford University Press on behalf of American Society of Animal Science, 2021-05)
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of offering animals a multiforage choice (MF) of fresh herbages on dry matter intake (DMI), live weight gain, and animal welfare, in comparison with a monotonous diet ...
Characteristics of boli formed by dairy cows upon ingestion of fresh ryegrass, lucerne or chicory
(Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Animal Consortium, 2019-06)
This study examined the comminution of fresh herbage, subsequent nutrient release, and the characteristics of swallowed boli from three physically and chemically contrasting forages during ingestive mastication by dairy ...