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Sulphur levels in saliva as an estimation of sulphur status in cattle : a validation study

(2012) ARCHIVES OF ANIMAL NUTRITION. 66(6). p.507-513
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Effective assessment of sulphur (S) status in cattle is important for optimal health, yet remains difficult. Rumen fluid S concentrations are preferred, but difficult to sample under practical conditions. This study aimed to evaluate salivary S concentration as estimator of S status in cattle. Saliva and rumen fluid samples were collected from dairy cows (n = 16) as well as samples of different feedstuffs offered to the animals. The N and S concentrations were determined using the Dumas technique. The average dietary N and S content were calculated as well as N: S ratio of saliva, rumen fluid and diet. Salivary S concentrations could not predict rumen fluid or dietary S concentrations (p > 0.05). The log transformed salivary N: S ratio (x) could predict the rumen fluid N: S ratio (y) with a linear equation of y = 9.83 (+/- 4.59) x + 0.39 (+/- 4.56) (r = 0.497, p = 0.05), but left too much residual variation to serve as reliable predictor. Further research should investigate this relationship in the search for an S status estimator.
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supply, rumen fluid, sulphur, saliva, nutritional assessment, cattle, RUMEN FLUID, SHEEP, METABOLISM, SULFATE, PLASMA, ROUGHAGE, BLOOD, FEED, UREA, COWS

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Dermauw, Veronique et al. “Sulphur Levels in Saliva as an Estimation of Sulphur Status in Cattle : a Validation Study.” ARCHIVES OF ANIMAL NUTRITION 66.6 (2012): 507–513. Print.
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Dermauw, V., Froidmont, E., Dijkstra, J., De Boever, J., Vyverman, W., Debeer, A.-E., & Janssens, G. (2012). Sulphur levels in saliva as an estimation of sulphur status in cattle : a validation study. ARCHIVES OF ANIMAL NUTRITION, 66(6), 507–513.
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Dermauw, Veronique, Eric Froidmont, Jan Dijkstra, Johan De Boever, Wim Vyverman, Ann-Eline Debeer, and Geert Janssens. 2012. “Sulphur Levels in Saliva as an Estimation of Sulphur Status in Cattle : a Validation Study.” Archives of Animal Nutrition 66 (6): 507–513.
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Dermauw, Veronique, Eric Froidmont, Jan Dijkstra, Johan De Boever, Wim Vyverman, Ann-Eline Debeer, and Geert Janssens. 2012. “Sulphur Levels in Saliva as an Estimation of Sulphur Status in Cattle : a Validation Study.” Archives of Animal Nutrition 66 (6): 507–513.
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Dermauw V, Froidmont E, Dijkstra J, De Boever J, Vyverman W, Debeer A-E, et al. Sulphur levels in saliva as an estimation of sulphur status in cattle : a validation study. ARCHIVES OF ANIMAL NUTRITION. 2012;66(6):507–13.
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V. Dermauw et al., “Sulphur levels in saliva as an estimation of sulphur status in cattle : a validation study,” ARCHIVES OF ANIMAL NUTRITION, vol. 66, no. 6, pp. 507–513, 2012.
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  language     = {{eng}},
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  title        = {{Sulphur levels in saliva as an estimation of sulphur status in cattle : a validation study}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1745039X.2012.735081}},
  volume       = {{66}},
  year         = {{2012}},
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