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dc.contributor.authorHristov, A.N.
dc.contributor.authorBannink, A.
dc.contributor.authorCrompton, L.A.
dc.contributor.authorHuhtanen, P.
dc.contributor.authorKreuzer, M.
dc.contributor.authorMcGee, Mark
dc.contributor.authorNozière, P.
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, C.K.
dc.contributor.authorBayat, A.R.
dc.contributor.authorYáñez-Ruiz, D.R.
dc.contributor.authorDijkstra, J.
dc.contributor.authorKebreab, E.
dc.contributor.authorSchwarm, A.
dc.contributor.authorShingfield, K.J.
dc.contributor.authorYu, Z.
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-09T16:07:22Z
dc.date.available2020-06-09T16:07:22Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-25
dc.identifier.citationHristov, A., Bannink, A., Crompton, L., Huhtanen, P., Kreuzer, M., McGee, M., Nozière, P., Reynolds, C., Bayat, A., Yáñez-Ruiz, D., Dijkstra, J., Kebreab, E., Schwarm, A., Shingfield, K. and Yu, Z. Invited review: Nitrogen in ruminant nutrition: A review of measurement techniques. Journal of Dairy Science, 2019, 102(7), 5811-5852. doi: https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-15829en_US
dc.identifier.issn0022-0302
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/1955
dc.descriptionpeer-revieweden_US
dc.description.abstractNitrogen is a component of essential nutrients critical for the productivity of ruminants. If excreted in excess, N is also an important environmental pollutant contributing to acid deposition, eutrophication, human respiratory problems, and climate change. The complex microbial metabolic activity in the rumen and the effect on subsequent processes in the intestines and body tissues make the study of N metabolism in ruminants challenging compared with nonruminants. Therefore, using accurate and precise measurement techniques is imperative for obtaining reliable experimental results on N utilization by ruminants and evaluating the environmental impacts of N emission mitigation techniques. Changeover design experiments are as suitable as continuous ones for studying protein metabolism in ruminant animals, except when changes in body weight or carryover effects due to treatment are expected. Adaptation following a dietary change should be allowed for at least 2 (preferably 3) wk, and extended adaptation periods may be required if body pools can temporarily supply the nutrients studied. Dietary protein degradability in the rumen and intestines are feed characteristics determining the primary AA available to the host animal. They can be estimated using in situ, in vitro, or in vivo techniques with each having inherent advantages and disadvantages. Accurate, precise, and inexpensive laboratory assays for feed protein availability are still needed. Techniques used for direct determination of rumen microbial protein synthesis are laborious and expensive, and data variability can be unacceptably large; indirect approaches have not shown the level of accuracy required for widespread adoption. Techniques for studying postruminal digestion and absorption of nitrogenous compounds, urea recycling, and mammary AA metabolism are also laborious, expensive (especially the methods that use isotopes), and results can be variable, especially the methods based on measurements of digesta or blood flow. Volatile loss of N from feces and particularly urine can be substantial during collection, processing, and analysis of excreta, compromising the accuracy of measurements of total-tract N digestion and body N balance. In studying ruminant N metabolism, nutritionists should consider the longer term fate of manure N as well. Various techniques used to determine the effects of animal nutrition on total N, ammonia- or nitrous oxide-emitting potentials, as well as plant fertilizer value, of manure are available. Overall, methods to study ruminant N metabolism have been developed over 150 yr of animal nutrition research, but many of them are laborious and impractical for application on a large number of animals. The increasing environmental concerns associated with livestock production systems necessitate more accurate and reliable methods to determine manure N emissions in the context of feed composition and ruminant N metabolism.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Dairy Science Associationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Dairy Science;Vol. 102 (7)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectnitrogenen_US
dc.subjectmetabolismen_US
dc.subjectenvironmenten_US
dc.subjecttechniqueen_US
dc.subjectruminant animalen_US
dc.subjectmanureen_US
dc.titleInvited review: Nitrogen in ruminant nutrition: A review of measurement techniquesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.embargo.terms2020-04-25en_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-15829
dc.contributor.sponsorUSDA National Institute of Food and Agricultureen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorSwiss Federal Office of Agricultureen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorNatural Resources Institute Finlanden_US
dc.contributor.sponsorMinistry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, The Netherlandsen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorINIAen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorGrantNumber2014-67003-21979en_US
dc.contributor.sponsorGrantNumberNH00616-Ren_US
dc.contributor.sponsorGrantNumberMIT01-GLOBALNET-EEZen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorGrantNumberBO-43-003.02.004en_US
dc.source.volume102
dc.source.issue7
dc.source.beginpage5811-5852
refterms.dateFOA2020-04-25T00:00:00Z


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