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Factors affecting faecal endogenous phosphorus loss in the sheep

  • D. Scott (a1), A. A. J. Rajaratne (a1) and W. Buchan (a1)
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Sheep fitted with a ruminal and a duodenal cannula were used to study the effect of dry matter intake and the physical form of the diet on salivary P secretion and faecal endogenous P loss. At constant low P intake, changing the form of the diet had no effect on either parameter and while increasing dry matter intake did produce small changes in the partitioning of P excretion between urine and faeces it had no effect on overall endogenous P loss (faecal endogenous P + urine P) which was largely determined by P intake.

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