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Table 5 In situ effective degradability of dry matter and neutral detergent fiber at two rates of rumen passagea

From: Yield survey and nutritional evaluation of garlic stalk for ruminant feed

Item, % Garlic stalk Rice straw SE P-value
Effective degradability of DM
K pB = 0.025, h−1 59.6 25.8 3.2 <0.001
K pB = 0.050, h−1 50.9 22.2 3.1 <0.001
Effective degradability of NDF     
K pB = 0.025, h−1 53.1 20.1 3.5 <0.001
K pB = 0.050, h−1 43.1 14.5 3.3 <0.001
  1. aEffective degradability was calculated as: A + [B(K dB/(K dB + kp))], where A = soluble fraction, B = degradable fraction, K dB = degradation rate of the degradable B fraction, and K p = the fractional rate of passage from the rumen