Edgard Gonçalves Malaguez, Maurício Cardozo Machado, Kauani Borges Cardoso, Marcio Nunes Corrêa, Cassio Cassal Brauner, Antônio Amaral Barbosa, Gilberto Vilmar Kozloski, Francisco Augusto Burkert Del Pino
Abstract:The accumulation of industrial by-products increases the use of sweet potato waste for ruminants, but ruminal pH characteristics are still not well known. The objective was to assess the fluctuation of ruminal pH in sheep supplemented with different levels of sweet potato flour inclusion in their diet. Four rumen-fistulated sheep were used; they were fed a diet based on ryegrass haylage (Lolium multiflorum) and sweet potato flour (Ipomoea batatas), provided according to the level of inclusion in the total diet…
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