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Authordc.contributor.authorOrellana, Carla
Authordc.contributor.authorCastellaro Galdames, Giorgio
Authordc.contributor.authorEscanilla Cruzat, Juan Pablo
Authordc.contributor.authorParraguez Gamboa, Victor
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationAnimals 2022, 12, 974es_ES
Abstractdc.description.abstractSimple Summary The main objective of this work was to evaluate the degree of association that exists between three fecal indices (concentrations of 2,6 diaminopimelic acid, nitrogen, and phosphorus) and biomarkers of ruminal activity, as a non-invasive way to estimate the nutritional status in sheep grazing on annual rangeland. It was possible to establish that fecal indices, and especially fecal nitrogen and phosphorus, were linearly and positively correlated with the ruminal concentration of some volatile fatty acids, especially branched-chain, and rumen ammonia. Due to the above, these fecal indices could be used to evaluate the ruminal activity and the nutritional status of grazing sheep, with minimal manipulation of the animals. For a simple, non-invasive evaluation of nutritional status of sheep kept under extensive grazing conditions on annual rangeland, fecal indices (2,6 diaminopimelic acid, nitrogen, and phosphorus) obtained during the vegetative, reproductive, and dry grassland phenological stages, were correlated with ruminal physiological biomarkers (volatile fatty acids and ruminal ammonia). Through correlation analysis and linear regressions, the degree of association between the variables studied was established. The fecal indices that presented the highest degree of association with ruminal variables were FN and FP, being highly correlated with the production of branched-chain volatile fatty acids (isobutyrate and isovalerate) and with ruminal ammonia (r >= 0.65), establishing simple linear regression equations of high significance (p <= 0.05). Therefore, fecal indices, especially fecal concentrations of N and P, could reflect the metabolism at the ruminal level and with it the availability of compounds for microbial growth, which would help to establish the nutritional status of sheep herds under extensive grazing conditions.es_ES
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Keywordsdc.subjectAnnual mediterranean climate-type rangelandes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectExtensive grazing evaluationes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectFecal indiceses_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectSheep nutritiones_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectRumen activityes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectVolatile fatty acidses_ES
Títulodc.titleUse of fecal indices as a non-invasive tool for ruminal activity evaluation in extensive grazing sheepes_ES
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