Comparison of in situ techniques to evaluate the recovery of indigestible components and the accuracy of digestibility estimates

Jordan M Adams, Aaron Norris, Luiz F Dias Batista, Madeline E Rivera, Luis O Tedeschi

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Abstract

<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><br> <jats:p>Indigestible components, including indigestible dry matter (iDM) and indigestible neutral detergent fiber (iNDF), play an integral role as internal markers for determining ruminal kinetics and digestibility estimations. However, the accuracy of internal markers is dependent upon the incubation technique utilized as bag type (BT) and incubation length (IL) can be significant sources of error. Previous studies have primarily focused on iDM and iNDF as digestibility markers, but few studies have compared digestibility estimates to those of acid detergent insoluble ash (ADIA). Therefore, our objective was to investigate the effect of BT (F57, F58, and Dacron) and IL (288 and 576 h) on iDM and iNDF residues, DM and NDF digestibilities, and fecal recoveries when using in situ incubations. Additionally, we evaluated the accuracy of digestibility estimates when using iDM, iNDF, and ADIA. For iDM and iNDF, feed residues demon
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of animal science
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StatePublished - Oct 1 2020

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