Ruminal Nitrogen Recycling and Nitrogen Efficiency in Lactating Dairy Cattle

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Aguilar, Michelle; (2012)
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Subject: feeding management | milk urea nitrogen | dietary protein | nitrogen recycling

Excess nitrogen (N) excretion from animal agriculture results in reduced air and water quality, and poses a risk to human health. Although the dairy industry utilizes milk urea N (MUN) to monitor protein feeding and N excretion, phenotypic diversity among cows may infl... View more
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