Effects of Terramycin on the Composition of Sheep Faeces

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1962
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Dougall H. W.
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Very little is known about the effects of administering antibiotics to the ruminant although it is thought that they may affect the bacterial flora of the rumen or intestinal tract in more than one way. They may directly affect host metabolism; they may affect the bacteria of the rumen or gut in some physiological manner; or they may inhibit bacteria which cause clinical or subclinical infections (I). Anyone of these effects might be expected to affect, in turn, the digestibility of a feed and the composition of a ruminant's faeces if the animal is held on a relatively constant diet of known composition.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXVII (No. 3), p. 173-175
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