Ruminant Livestock and Greenhouse‐Gases (A Nutritionist Perspective)

Document Type: Review Articles

Authors

1 Department of Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

2 National Animal Production Research Institute, Shika, Zaria, Nigeria

Abstract

Greenhouse gases have been of serious global concern to environmentalists. Enteric ruminal fermentation and manure are seen to be responsible for global warming. Based on a better understanding of positive tan-nin effects on ruminant nutrition, the feeding value of browse trees and shrubs containing tannin, their roles on methanogenic rumen microbes in overcoming the production of enteric fermentation gases and the methods of efficient manure handling are presented in this review.

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