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Patra, A.K. (2010) Meta-Analyses of Effects of Phytochemicals on Digestibility and Rumen Fermentation Characteristics Associated with Methanogenesis. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 90, 2700-2708.
https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.4143

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Effect of Tannin in Green Tea By-Product in Combination with Bio-Char Supplemented into Basal Beef Cattle Diet on Nutrient Digestibility, Methane Production and Animal Performance

    AUTHORS: M. A. Khoa, N. H. Quang, T. V. Thang, T. V. Phung, T. T. Kien

    KEYWORDS: Green Tea By-Product, Bio-Char, Tannin, Methane Emission, Animal Performance

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Animal Sciences, Vol.8 No.3, June 26, 2018

    ABSTRACT: The experiment was conducted by using 20 bulls of Lai Sind cattle (a cross breed between Red Sindhi and local Vietnam yellow cattle) from 15 - 16 months of age, weighed approximately 154 - 156 kg, housed individually with provision of adequate feed trough and free access to water to evaluate the effect of tannin sourced from green tea by-product and addition of bio-char on methane production and animal performance. The experimental diets were formulated by replacing elephant grass in basal diet by bio-char and green tea by-product with the replacement of 0.5 - 1 bio-char and 3% - 5% green tea by-products, respectively to make the content of tannin in the diet of 7.3 g and 12.5 g tannin per kg dry matter. Results from this study revealed that bio-char and green tea by-product included into the diet with different levels had significantly affected on the feed intake, as the increasing level of tannin in the diet tended to increase the feed intake. The inclusion of green tea by-product in the diet which resulted in the content of tannin in the diet of 12.5 g/kg DM had significantly reduced methane emission without altering animal performance, thus the inclusion of 0.5% bio-char and 5% of green tea by-product can be applied in order to mitigate methane emission, thus contributed to environment protection.