Assessment of rumen processes by selected-ion-flow-tube mass spectrometric analysis of rumen gases

H...............H

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Evans, Roger T.
dc.contributor.author Dewhurst, Richard J.
dc.contributor.author Smith, D.
dc.contributor.author Spanel, P.
dc.contributor.author Mottram, T. T.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-28T09:11:06Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-28T09:11:06Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation Evans , R T , Dewhurst , R J , Smith , D , Spanel , P & Mottram , T T 2001 , ' Assessment of rumen processes by selected-ion-flow-tube mass spectrometric analysis of rumen gases ' Journal of Dairy Science , pp. 1438-1444 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0302
dc.identifier.other PURE: 125723
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3339
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/3339
dc.identifier.uri http://jds.fass.org/cgi/reprint/84/6/1438.pdf en
dc.description Dewhurst, R. J., Evans, R. T., Mottram, T. T., Spanel, P., Smith, D. (2001). Assessment of rumen processes by selected-ion-flow-tube mass spectrometric analysis of rumen gases. Journal of Dairy Science, 84, (6), 1438-1444. Sponsorship: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (UK) /Grant Agency of the Czech Republic project number 203/97/P130/The Royal Society en
dc.description.abstract This work investigated the potential to use measurement of the concentration of certain gases in the rumen headspace to gain information about rumen processes and as a potential diagnostic tool. We used new equipment (selected-ion-flow-tube mass spectrometer) that allows rapid and precise analysis of many of the gases present in a sample. Samples of rumen headspace gas and corresponding samples of rumen liquor were taken from three lactating cows, prepared with rumen fistulae, at intervals after receiving their morning feed allocation (grass silage and concentrates). Hydrogen sulfide, methyl sulfide, and dimethyl sulfide, were the predominant gases that were measured in the rumen headspace by this technique. The concentrations of these sulfur compounds declined over the interval after feeding, mirroring ammonia concentrations measured in rumen liquor, reflecting their common dependence on the fermentation of sulfur amino acids. Ammonia concentrations in rumen headspace gas varied in the opposite direction to the concentration of ammonia in rumen liquor and likely depend more on the pH of rumen liquor. Consideration of the pKa of ammonia suggests that ammonia concentrations in rumen gas will be very low below pH 6, representing a useful diagnostic for subacute ruminal acidosis. Low concentrations of volatile fatty acids were detected in rumen gas. The molar proportions of volatile fatty acids were similar in gas and liquor samples, with rumen gas containing slightly less acetic acid and disproportionately more valeric and caproic acids. en
dc.format.extent 7 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Dairy Science en
dc.title Assessment of rumen processes by selected-ion-flow-tube mass spectrometric analysis of rumen gases en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search Cadair


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account