This chapter reviews some alternatives to antimicrobial growth promoters in cattle feeds. Modulation of energy and protein metabolism in the rumen is discussed. Alternatives to modulate rumen microbial fermentation (direct-fed microbials, organic acids and plant extracts) are presented. The specific antibodies against rumen microbes are outlined. The effects of feed additives on rumen fermentation are also discussed.
|Journal||Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2006|