Effect of double-muscling and of removing maize silage, fed besides concentrates, on the chewing behaviour of bulls

S De Campeneere, A Van Herck, LO Fiems, DL De Brabander

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    To determine if beef bulls adjust their chewing pattern to avoid ruminal acidosis, the chewing behaviour of double-muscled (dm) and non-dm bulls was studied with a concentrate based diet, with and without maize silage. Conformation (dm or not) did not influence the chewing behaviour. Daily rumination time was more strongly affected by the roughage portion than the daily eating time. Removing the maize silage induced a shift towards more rumination during the night. Conclusively, bulls did not adjust their chewing pattern to the acidotic rumen load.
    TitelJOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND FEED SCIENCES : 10th International Symposium Ruminant Physiology
    Aantal pagina's4
    Plaats productieKopenhagen
    StatusGepubliceerd - 2004
    Evenement10th International Symposium Ruminant Physiology - Kopenhagen, Denemarken
    Duur: 30-aug-20044-sep-2004

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