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New Approach to the Study of Rumen Absorption

Nature volume 212, page 531 (29 October 1966) | Download Citation



THE processes of production, transformation, dilution, absorption and transport proceed simultaneously in the rumen, and the concentration of substances in the fluid of the rumen is influenced by some or all of these processes. Only a limited amount of information about the course of these processes in vivo can be obtained from measurements of the fluid concentrations. Thus I have tried to investigate absorption through the rumen wall after isolating the process in the following way.

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  1. Laboratory of Animal Physiology, Agricultural University, Wageningen, Holland.

    • J. H. AAFJES


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