Protein synthesis in the rumen: Ruminal urease inhibition by acetohydroxamic acid

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dc.contributor.author Adepoju, A.
dc.contributor.author Portela, F.
dc.contributor.author Brent, B.E.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-17T14:50:32Z
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dc.date.issued 2011-03-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/8082
dc.description.abstract When urea is fed to ruminants, it is immediately converted to ammonia by an enzyme, urease. The ammonia usually becomes available faster than rumen bacteria can convert it to protein. Studies were reported last year (Bulletin 518) on attempts to slow down, or inhibit urease with acetohydroxamic acid. This year effects of acetohydroxamic acid on rumen ammonia, and volatile fatty acid levels in both sheep and cattle have been studied. In both, rumen ammonia was depressed for about 4 hours after feeding, and rumen fluid urea levels were increased, showing that urease was inhibited. Ammonia data for the steers showed no cumulative effect from prolonged use of acetohydroxamic acid, and no residual effect when it was withdrawn from the ration. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1969 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 529 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Protein en_US
dc.subject Urease en_US
dc.subject Acetohydroxamic acid en_US
dc.title Protein synthesis in the rumen: Ruminal urease inhibition by acetohydroxamic acid en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1969 en_US
dc.citation.epage 18 en_US
dc.citation.spage 16 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1969, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, May 2, 1969 en_US

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