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Presence of Selected Methanogens, Fibrolytic Bacteria, and Proteobacteria in the Gastrointestinal Tract of Neonatal Dairy Calves from Birth to 72 Hours

By Cesar E. Guzman, Lara T. Bereza-Malcolm, Bert De Groef, Ashley E. Franks

Published on 03/09/2018

This article provides insight into rumen microbial colonization, which is essential for calves’ future growth and digestive health. The researchers found microbial communities vary greatly within the first three days of life and proves that fibrolyticGlossaryView allFibrolytic
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bacteria are present in the rumen well before the availability of fibrous substrates — suggesting these bacteria might use other nutrients.

 

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