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- Annett, Ronald, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Animal feed science and technology 2016 v.221 pp. 44-53
- Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; acid detergent fiber; digestibility; digestible energy; dry matter intake; energy intake; equations; feces composition; feed composition; least squares; lignin; livestock and meat industry; neutral detergent fiber; nitrogen; prediction; principal component analysis; qualitative analysis; research and development; scientists; screening; sheep
- ... The aim of this study was to investigate the application of Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy to provide calibration equations for assessing faecal composition, intake and digestibility in sheep. Four grass-based feed types and corresponding faecal samples were collected from two separate sheep digestibility experiments. The feed (n=41) and faecal samples (n=132) were analysed for che ...