CHO met-24 by xiaoyounan


									CHO Metabolism
 CHO Metabolism

- CHO constitute 70% or
  more of the DM
- Major precursor of
- Partitioning CHO into
  fiber & non-fiber
CHO Metabolism
Optimal utilization of
diets influenced by:
- Chemical composition
- Physical characteristics
(particle size & density

- Physical characteristics can
 influence: animal health,
 ruminal fermentation &
 utilization, & animal
- Fiber: Slowly digestible
  or indigestible fraction
- NDF measures total
- NDF relates to: Intake,
  feed density, chewing
  activity, digestibility,
  rate of digestion & milk
  fat production
CHO Metabolism
 Fiber   Chewing  
Acid Production
 Fiber   Chewing  
Salivary buffer  
Ruminal pH   A:P ratio
  milk fat
  Non-fibrous CHO (NFC)=
100- ( NDF+CP+EE+Ash)
  Nonstructural CHO
(NSC)=Analytical method

•Lower ruminal pH result
of too much NFC or NSC
    Neutral Detergent Soluble CHOH

A calculated value:
NDSC = 100 -
  NDF corrected for protein

     • 98% potentially digestible in the
     • Rapidly fermented in the rumen
     • Diverse group and not easily
     measured directly in feeds
     • Not all digested by mammalian
     Effective Fiber
refer to ability of fiber to
    maintain milk fat
 production and animal
    health effectively
  Physical effective NDF
     related to physical
   characteristics of fiber
(primarily particle size) that
 influence chewing activity
 and the biphasic nature of
 ruminal contents (floating
 mat of large particles on a
   pool of liquid and small
 Pe NDF relates only to the
physical properties of fiber
•peNDF is a more restricted
term and concept than NDF
•peNDF of a feed is the
product of its NDF
concentration and its
physically effectiveness
factor (pef)
•Pef varies from 0, when
NDF is not effective in
stimulating chewing
activity, to 1 when NDF
is fully effective in
promoting chewing
peNDF is related to animal health
and milk fat depression, because
  ruminal pH and the pattern of
  fermentation is a function of:
 production of salivary buffers
 during eating and rumination.
•Chewing activity / Kg DM
varies with: 1) breed, 2) size,
3) level of intake, 4) fiber
content, and 5) particle size.
•The animal response that is
associated with eNDF is milk
fat percentage.
•Effectiveness factor for NDF
 can vary from 0, when a feed
has no ability to maintain milk
  fat percentage , to values
 greater than 1.0 when a feed
 maintain milk fat percentage
    more effectively than it
  maintain chewing activity.
CHO Metabolism
Logically peNDF and
eNDF should be highly
eNDF can be greater
than peNDF for feeds
that maintain milk fat
percentage but do not
stimulate chewing
activity to a similar
extent (e.g., feeds
containing fats or
intrinsic buffering
•Conversely, eNDF can be less
than peNDF for feeds that
detrimentally affect ruminal
fermentation and milk fat
production without affecting
chewing activity (e.g., feeds
containing sugars).
•Non-fiber facotrs of feeds
that influence milk fat
synthesis are included in
eNDF, but not peNDF.
•Because eNDF is related to
intrinsic pH buffering and
neutralizing capacity, fat
concentration and
composition, acid producing
during fermentation, pH
changes reflecting the
balance of buffering capacity
and acid production, shift in
VFA amounts and ratio
produced, and metabolic
changes that influence
secretion of milk fat
 assessment of
NDF method proposed
by Robertson and Van
Particles retained on a
1.18 mm sieve have a
high resistance to
passage from the
rumen of both cattle
and sheep
•A simple system for
estimating peNDF from
chemical and physical
measurements in the
laboratory can be based
on NDF concentration
and the proportion of
particles that are
retained on a 1.18 mm
     •Another method for
estimating eNDF is using Pen
       state separator
  Assessment of
Fiber Effectiveness
First step is developing a
scale for assessing pe is to
define a reference against
which all feeds are
 A hypothetical std that would
 result in the max amount of
   chewing/ Kg DM or NDF.
 The reference feed should be
 a long grass hay containing
 100% NDF that is assigned a
pef of 1.0 resulting in a peNDF
             of 100.
•Chewing/ Kg of NDF
increase as the NDF in
long forage increase
(Table 1).
•Particle size reduction
decrease chewing
activity/ Kg NDF (Table 2).
•Chopping forages to 4 cm
  reduced total chewing
  activity to 80% of the
   unchopped forage.
 • Grinding forage reduce
chewing activity to 20-60%
   of that for long forage.
Measurement of in
  vivo digestion

          Total tract
          direct: total fecal
  CHO Metabolism
peNDF is related to fiber
concentration, particle size, and
particle size reduction, so
peNDF is related to the
formation of ruminal mat, which
may be a critical factor for
selectively retaining fiber in the
rumen, determining the
dynamics of ruminal
fermentation and passage and
stimulating rumination.

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