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Table 6 Ruminal fluid parameters of the experimental groups

From: Nutritional impact of partial or complete replacement of soybean meal by sesame (Sesamum indicum) meal in lambs rations

Item R1 R2 R3 SEM
pH 5.60b 5.98a 6.05a 0.081
NH3-N (mg/dl) concentration 34.40 33.60 33.10 1.116
TVFA (meq/dl) concentration 29.25 31.00 32.75 0.718
  1. a, bIn the same row having different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05).
  2. SEM Standard error of mean.
  3. NH3-N Ammonia nitrogen concentrations
  4. TVFs Total volatile fatty acid concentrations
  5. R1 Control ration contained 16% soybean meal (SBM).
  6. R2 Replaced 50% of soybean meal (SBM) by sesame meal (SM).
  7. R3 Replaced 100% of soybean meal (SBM) by sesame meal (SM).