Decreasing Shipboard Ammonia Levels by Optimising the Nutritional Performance of Cattle and the Environment On Ship during Live Export

Project Code:  LIVE.0202

Year Published: 2004

This study was undertaken to investigate reducing on-board ammonia levels through manipulating the nutritional composition of the diets of cattle. A series of feeding experiments were conducted to understand the effects of diet on animal performance, urinary nitrogen excretion and urinary pH. The reported details the effect of high ammonium levels of cattle health and recommends diet compositions to reduce ammonium levels.

This study was undertaken to investigate reducing on-board ammonia levels through manipulating the nutritional composition of the diets of cattle. A series of feeding experiments were conducted to understand the effects of diet on animal performance, urinary nitrogen excretion and urinary pH. The reported details the effect of high ammonium levels of cattle health and recommends diet compositions to reduce ammonium levels.

Keywords: Cattle, Dairy, On-board/transport, Disease, Transport, Fodder

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