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Effects of Dietary Sulfur Source on Rumen pH and Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Concentration

Authors
  • Carmen Brasche (Iowa State University)
  • Mary Drewnoski (Iowa State University)
  • Stephanie L. Hansen (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The objective of this experiment was to compare the effects of 5 commonly used sulfur (S) sources in research trials: dry distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), condensed distillers solubles (CCDS), sulfuric acid, sodium sulfate, and calcium sulfate, on ruminal pH and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) concentrations. While diet and ruminal pH did differ among the treatments, there was no difference among S sources in ruminal H2S concentrations measured 6 hours post-feeding. These data suggest that there is no difference in the potential for S toxicity among the different S sources used in this study.

Keywords: ASL R2696

How to Cite:

Brasche, C., Drewnoski, M. & Hansen, S. L., (2012) “Effects of Dietary Sulfur Source on Rumen pH and Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Concentration”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 9(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-141

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Published on
01 Jan 2012
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