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Can sheep thrive on salty diets?

Sillence, M., Durmic, Z., Mayberry, D., Thomas, D., Masters, D., Munn, K., Friend, M., Revell, D., Franklin-McEvoy, J., Digby, S.ORCID: 0000-0002-4115-4642, Martin, G., Blache, D. and Vercoe, P. (2005) Can sheep thrive on salty diets? Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 14 . S28.


[...]a key aim of the CRC is to understand the consequences, opportunities and risks associated with feeding ruminants high salt diets, as well as other secondary compounds known to accumulate in halophytic plants. Physiological responses of sheep to high salt diets are being measured, in terms of diet selection, feed intake, digestibility, growth rate, feed conversion efficiency, and water requirement. [...]growth performance declines markedly when sheep graze on saltbush for more than 28 d, and the causative factor is being investigated.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: HEC Press
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