Reducing Dietary Rice Straw to Improve the Utilization of Nutrients by Growing Goats
In growing ruminants, rations that contain high grain levels are fed in order to meet energy
requirements for weight gain. However, reducing dietary rice straw may generally increase the incidence of
digestive disturbances related with rumen acidosis. However, dietary rice straw is vital in the digestion of
nutrients mediated through mastication and microbial fermentation in the rumen. This study aimed to evaluate
the effect of dietary rice straw for growing goats on site and extent of digestion and N balance.