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Unpublished Paper
Effects of Dietary Sulfur Source on Rumen pH and Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Concentration
Animal Industry Report
  • Carmen Brasche, Iowa State University
  • Mary Drewnoski, Iowa State University
  • Stephanie L. Hansen, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R2696
Publication Date
2012
Disciplines
Topic
Beef
Summary and Implications

The 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 Holder
Iowa State University
Language
en
Citation Information
Carmen 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/