Effects of Dietary Sulfur Source on Rumen pH and Hydrogen Sulfide Gas ConcentrationAnimal Industry Report
Extension NumberASL R2696
Summary and ImplicationsThe objective of this experiment was to compare the effects of 5 commonly used sulfur (S) sources in research trials: dry distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), condensed distillers solubles (CCDS), sulfuric acid, sodium sulfate, and calcium sulfate, on ruminal pH and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) concentrations. While diet and ruminal pH did differ among the treatments, there was no difference among S sources in ruminal H2S concentrations measured 6 hours post-feeding. These data suggest that there is no difference in the potential for S toxicity among the different S sources used in this study.
Copyright HolderIowa State University
Citation InformationCarmen Brasche, Mary Drewnoski and Stephanie L. Hansen. "Effects of Dietary Sulfur Source on Rumen pH and Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Concentration" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephanie_hansen/2/