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Table 5 Nitrogen balance of 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
Intake, g/d 15.9b 16.5a 0.1 0.0001
Excretion, g/d
 Fecal 5.1 5.3 0.3 0.6181
 Urinary 8.9 8.8 0.6 0.8203
 Total 14.0 14.0 0.5 0.9656
Absorption, g/d 10.7 11.3 0.3 0.1203
Retention
 g/d 1.8 2.5 0.5 0.1928
 % intake 11.6 15.0 2.8 0.2387
 % absorbed 17.1 22.2 4.1 0.2374
  1. 1) On a dry matter basis
  2. a,bMeans with different superscripts within the same row are significantly different (p < 0.05)