Project: Effects of DHA-rich edible algae on in vitro methane production, other end products of rumen fermentation and rumen lipid metabolism
- project duration
- 01-JUN-03 – 31-DEC-99
- High levels of saturated fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) as well as methane emissions (contributing to the greenhouse effect) are the result of the rumen methane metabolism. Recent in vitro research at our departement showed the potential of fish oil to reduce production and to increase n-3 fatty acids and CLA. In this project marine algae are evaluated as alternatives for fish oil.