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Table 9 Effect of interactions between treatments and sampling time (TxS) on rumen fluid parameters of the experimental groups

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

ItemSampling time
Before feeding (0 h)3 h post feeding6hrs post feeding 
Mango seed kernel (MSK)Mango seed kernel (MSK)Mango seed kernel (MSK)SEM
 025500255002550 
pH5.83b6.47a6.43a5.47c6.33a6.23a6.30a6.37a6.37a0.07
NH3-N (mg/dl)16.93ab10.91b12.92ab18.93a15.59ab17.38ab11.81ab13.36ab16.93ab0.89
TVFAs (meq/dl)4.40d6.47cd7.20bcd10.23ab9.40abc9.07bc9.40abc12.47a10.07ab0.53
  1. a, b, c, and d 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