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Table 8 Main effects of treatments or sampling time on rumen fluid parameters of the experimental groups

From: Mango (Mangifera indica) seed kernels as untraditional source of energy in Rahmani sheep rations

ItemMango seed kernel (MSK) Sampling time 
02550SEMBefore feeding (0 h)3 h post feeding6 h post feedingSEM
pH5.84b6.37a6.34a0.076.24a6.01b6.30a0.07
NH3-N (mg/dl)15.8913.2915.740.8913.5917.3014.030.89
TVFAs (meq/dl)8.019.458.780.536.02b9.57a10.65a0.53
  1. a and b means in the same row having different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05); SEM, standard error of the mean; NH3-N, ammonia nitrogen concentrations; TVFAs, total volatile fatty acids