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Table 5 Effect of feeding FDGL on nitrogen utilization in sheepa

From: Effect of feeding garlic leaves on rumen fermentation, methane emission, plasma glucose kinetics, and nitrogen utilization in sheep

Items Dietb SEMc P-value
Control FDGL
Nitrogen intake (g/(kg BW0.75·d)) 1.19 1.25 0.001 <0.0001
Fecal nitrogen (g/(kg BW0.75·d)) 0.34 0.32 0.006 0.027
Nitrogen absorption (g/(kg BW0.75·d)) 0.85 0.92 0.006 0.001
Urinary nitrogen (g/(kg BW0.75·d)) 0.44 0.44 0.021 0.068
Nitrogen retention (g/(kg BW0.75·d)) 0.40 0.48 0.027 0.009
Nitrogen digestibility (%) 71.26 74.06 0.485 0.004
  1. aValues represent means of six sheep
  2. bControl diet: mixed hay (orchardgrass and reed canarygrass) and concentrate (60:40); FDGL diet: Control diet plus FDGL
  3. cSEM, standard error of mean