Novel approaches to elucidate shifts in ruminal biohydrogenation pathways associated with milk fat depression

01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • General biology
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
biohydrogenation milk fat depression rumen micro-organisms
Project description

Milk fat depression is associated with unwanted shifts in rumen micro-organisms responsible for the biohydrogenation of poly-unsaturated fatty acids. Cows differ in susceptibility whereas goats are not susceptible. These inter-animal and inter-species differences will be used innovatively in 4 animal trials, during which milk fat depression will be induced to better characterize the circumstances in which the shift occurs.