Aspects of Nitrogen Metabolism in Ruminants in Health and Disease

Taylor, Linda Mary (1988) Aspects of Nitrogen Metabolism in Ruminants in Health and Disease. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Studies in this thesis investigated various aspects of nitrogen metabolism in ruminant livestock. Nitrogen balance and digestive efficiency studies were conducted in order to obtain indicators of the apparent efficiency of absorption and retention of dietary nitrogen, while studies using radioisotopes provided more detailed information on the metabolism of nitrogen. During the course of the work described here techniques were developed for the continuous intravenous and intraruminal infusion of substances into cattle and sheep respectively. A simplified polythene chute system to facilitate the collection of low dry matter calf faeces was also developed.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Animal sciences, Veterinary science, Physiology
Date of Award: 1988
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1988-77255
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 09:14
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 09:14

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