Project

Impact of tannins on gut mineral bioavailibility in ruminants

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
minerals tannins gut protein proline-rich proteins Metabolisme bioavailability ash
 
Project description

REsearch will focus on the impact of tannins on gut mineral bioavailability. For this, concentrations of tannins and minerals throughout the gut will be measured, especially the release of minerals from tannins. The latter will be assessed for both browsers and grazers. Finally the impact of dietary treatments with polyehtyleneglycol, proline and ash on gut mineral bioavailability will be studied.