Effect of Saccharomyces cerevisiae live yeast culture on ruminal metabolites and protozoa in male Kivircik yearlings fed a high forage and concentrate diet


Aydin C. , Galip N. , Yaman K., Cengiz F., Turkmen I., Biricik H.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.27, no.6, pp.1433-1440, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1433-1440

Abstract

In this study, four male Kivircik yearlings with permanent rumen cannula were used. The animals were fed according to a 4 x 4 Latin square design over 20-day periods (15-day adaptation period, 5-day collection period). The animals were fed four different ration types. Rations I and II consisted of a 70% alfalfa straw and 30% concentrate mixture, while Rations III and IV consisted of a 30% alfalfa straw and 70% concentrate mixture. Rations 11 and III were supplemented with a daily dose of 4 g of Yea-Sacc(1026) (Alltech, Nicholasville; 5 x 10(9) CFU g(-1)) Saccharomyces cerevisiae live yeast culture.