Animal Science Department

 

Date of this Version

1-1-2006

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Published in 2006 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2005 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.
Available online at http://beef.unl.edu/reports.shtml

Abstract

We identified 32 compounds that inhibit 13 to 100% of the methane produced by in vitro cultures of rumen fluid and have the potential to inhibit enteric methanogenesis in ruminant animals. The compounds are analogous to a substrate in the methane biosynthesis pathway, and may inhibit methane production yet not affect other organisms in the rumen.

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