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Table 9 Rumen fluid parameters of Farafra sheep fed different experimental diets

From: Effect of different dietary protein sources on digestibility and growth performance parameters in lambs

Item Experimental diets Mean SE Sig
SBM BCSM CSM SSM
pH
0 h 6.60 6.67 6.70 6.17 6.54A 0.30 **
3 h 6.10 6.27 6.20 5.77 6.09B 0.27 **
6 h 6.40 6.47 6.40 5.83 6.28B 0.34 **
Mean 6.37a 6.47a 6.43a 5.92b   0.35 **
Ammonia-N, mg/100 mL
0 h 14.00 16.67 11.00 15.77 14.36C 2.92 **
3 h 25.70 36.67 23.53 35.26 30.29A 6.77 **
6 h 19.33 23.76 23.00 23.00 22.27B 3.38 **
Mean 19.68b 25.70a 19.18b 24.68a   5.04 *
Total VFA’s, meq/100 mL
0 h 13.00 8.73 10.07 9.73 10.38C 2.05 **
3 h 45.33 29.00 31.33 30.67 34.08A 7.11 **
6 h 22.53 20.13 21.10 20.40 21.04B 2.49 **
Mean 26.95a 19.29b 20.83b 20.27b   6.58 *
  1. a and b: Means in the same row with different superscripts between treatments are significantly different. A, B and C: Means in the same columns with different superscripts between times are significantly different.
  2. SE, standard error; NS, *: Significant difference at (p < 0.05). **: Significant difference at (p < 0.01)