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Table 3 Effects of supplementary allicin (AL) on the apparent digestibility of nutrients and nitrogen balance in ewes

From: Effect of supplementation of allicin on methanogenesis and ruminal microbial flora in Dorper crossbred ewes

Itema Treatmentsb SEM P value
Basal diet AL
DM intake, g/d 1,512.4 1,512.4 0.029 0.524
Apparent digestibility, %     
 OM 60.3 67.9 1.07 <0.001
 N 66.6 70.9 0.86 0.001
 NDF 37.9 51.8 1.90 <0.001
 ADF 38.8 50.5 2.14 0.001
Fecal N, g/d 10.7 9.34 0.39 0.001
Urinary N, g/d 14.9 14.5 0.87 0.691
N retention, g/d 6.54 8.30 0.95 0.071
N retention/N intake, % 20.3 25.8 2.10 0.071
  1. aDM dry matter, OM organic matter, N nitrogen, NDF neutral detergent fiber, ADF acid detergent fiber
  2. bCON ewes fed basal diet, AL ewes fed basal diet supplemented with allicin