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Table 4 Apparent digestibility of nutrient by sheep fed trace mineral-fortified microbial culture (TMC)1)

From: Effect of feeding mixed microbial culture fortified with trace minerals on ruminal fermentation, nutrient digestibility, nitrogen and trace mineral balance in Sheep

Item Control TMC added SE p value
  --------------- % ---------------
Dry matter 67.8 67.8 0.7 0.9427
Organic matter 70.1 70.5 0.8 0.5988
Ether extract 86.0 86.1 1.9 0.9612
Crude protein 67.7 68.1 1.8 0.8240
Neutral detergent fiber 58.8 58.2 1.5 0.7157
Acid detergent fiber 52.4 52.4 2.3 0.9924
Hemicellulose 67.7 66.3 1.5 0.3879
Crude fiber 51.3 51.5 2.0 0.9225
Nitrogen free extracts 77.0 77.5 0.8 0.5250
Crude ash 40.2 38.5 1.6 0.3194
Total digestible nutrient, % 66.5 66.4 0.7 0.8674
  1. 1)On a dry matter basis
  2. a,bMeans with different superscripts within the same row are significantly different (p < 0.05)