Effect of tanniferous plants on in vitro digestion and methane production

Autores/as

  • Raafat Mahmoud Mohamed Gomaa Animal production department, Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Manuel González-Ronquillo Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México,
  • Jorge Arredondo-Ramos Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
  • Octavio Alonso Castelán Ortega Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia
  • Luisa T. Molina Molina Center for Energy and the Environment. La Jolla, CA, USA.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19136/era.a4n11.1160

Palabras clave:

Plant phenolics, Tannins, In vitro gas production, Methane emission.

Resumen

It has been shown that tannins in the foliage of trees and shrubs can reduce methane (CH4) production in the rumen. The aim of the present paper was to evaluate the potential of ve tanniferous browse plant species, native to temperate central Mexico, to reduce in vitro methane production. The in vitro gas production technique and gas chromatography were used to evaluate the e ect of the inclusion of these plants at three inclusion levels (10, 20 and 30 %) in an experimental diet. A factorial experimental arrangement with the ve plant species and four levels of inclusion was used. Gas production was monitored throughout 72 h of incubation and methane production was recorded after 24 h. The results showed that a signi cant decrease in methane production was observed with all plants at 10 % inclusion level (p < 0.001), and that the highest reduction (> 26 %) was observed with Amaranthus spinosus and Commelina coelestis at 20 % and 30 % inclusion respectively in comparison to the control diet. However, the digestibility of the experimental diet declined at these inclusion levels. It was concluded that all the tested plants reduced methane production at all inclusion levels; however, the best tradeo between methane reduction and tannins' associated negative e ects on diet digestibility was achieved at the 10 % inclusion level. 

 

Biografía del autor/a

Raafat Mahmoud Mohamed Gomaa, Animal production department, Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Animal production department, Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Manuel González-Ronquillo, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México,

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, 

Jorge Arredondo-Ramos, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México

Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México

Octavio Alonso Castelán Ortega, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia

Investigador

Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia

Luisa T. Molina, Molina Center for Energy and the Environment. La Jolla, CA, USA.

Molina Center for Energy and the Environment. La Jolla, CA, USA. 

Publicado

2017-04-28

Cómo citar

Gomaa, R. M. M., González-Ronquillo, M., Arredondo-Ramos, J., Castelán Ortega, O. A., & Molina, L. T. (2017). Effect of tanniferous plants on in vitro digestion and methane production. Ecosistemas Y Recursos Agropecuarios, 4(11), 371-380. https://doi.org/10.19136/era.a4n11.1160

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