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Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences

DOI

10.3906/vet-2008-13

Abstract

This study was carried out to determine the effect of addition colemanite, ulexite, and etibor-48 to diet including low Ca and P on the rumen development of Akkaraman lambs. Five treatment groups were consisted of standard Ca and P content (S), low Ca and P content (L), colemanite additive (C), ulexite additive (U), and etibor-48 additive (E) groups. Fifty Akkaraman male lamb weaned at 2.5 months old were used. Lambs were distributed to individual cages with 10 heads in each group; at the end of 90 days, 6 animals from each group were slaughtered and volumetric development of rumen and development of papillae were determined. The rumen empty weight significantly increased in E and U groups (P < 0.05). The addition of U, E, and C had possitive effect on length, width, and density of papillae in dorsal and ventral region and sacs compared to L group (P < 0.05). The length, width, and density of papillae in ventral region were significantly higher than those of the dorsal region (P < 0.05). The length, width, and density of papillae in dorsal and ventral regions are seen in atrium > dorsal > caudodorsal sacs and craniaventral > ventral > caudoventral sac, respectively.

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65

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77

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