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By Mathew M. Haan, Penn State Extension

Heat stress study at farm-level clearly shows the impact of heat stress on rumination and on milk production. Read

By M. Qumar, R. Khiaosa-ard, P. Pourazad, S. U. Wetzels, F. Klevenhusen, W. Kandler, J. R. Aschenbach, Q. Zebeli

Evidence of in vivo absorption of lactate and modulation of short chain fatty acid absorption from the reticulorumen of non-lactating... Read

By M. Krämer-Schmid, P. Lund, M.R. Weisbjerg

A + 0.01 increase in the coefficient of maize silage NDF digestibility improved daily milk yield... Read

By S.M. Nasrollahia, M. Imania, Q. Zebeli

A large meta-analysis confirms the impact of forage particle size on dairy cows chewing activity and rumen fermentation. Read

By A. Castro-Costa, A.A.K. Salama, X. Moll, J. Aguiló, G. Caja

Using wireless rumen sensors for evaluating the effects of diet and ambient temperature in non-lactating dairy goats. Read

By Heather Dann, Miner Institute

The author gives on overview of rumen p Read

The cornerstone of ruminant health and performance is the rumen, where forage and feed are converted into energy and microbial protein thanks to the activity of the rumen microflora: bacteria, protozoa and fungi.

When the rumen microbiota is challenged, a ruminal microbial imbalance occurs which impairs fiber digestion, increases acidosis risk, and may trigger inflammation which negatively impacts digestive comfort and well-being.