In a sequential analysis, the feed sample is initially boiled in the neutral detergent solution to separate the neutral detergent soluble fraction (cell contents) from the neutral detergent insoluble fraction (cell walls). The cell contents are highly digestible (about 98 percent) and include various sugars, starches, pectins and other soluble carbohydrates, proteins, non-protein nitrogenous compounds, lipids, water-soluble minerals and vitamins. The remaining dry matter is estimated and the proportion gives the neutral detergent fiber (NDF).
The 48-hour in vitro digestible fraction of Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) is expressed as a percentage of the dry matter content of a feed sample. Contrast with below.
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Sonidet is a highly active NEUTRAL liquid detergent specifically designed for both machine and manual cleaning operations in the medical field. Sonidet is odourless, non-staining and is a safe detergent for the removal of hospital and surgical soils. Diluted solutions of Sonidet are colourless. Its concentrated formula provides rapid cleaning action and effectiveness in hard and soft water.
Dry matter intake is the amount of (or prediction of the amount of) dry matter consumed by the animal and is a central concept to any discussion of animal nutrition. Typically, intake increases as the digestibility of the forage increases. However, anti-quality components such as tannins and alkaloids in feeds and forages may decrease intake. Scientists have consistently observed that as the percent of neutral detergent fiber (NDF) increases in the feed, animals consume less (i.e., DMI is less). This relationship, along with estimates of NDF digestibility, is used to estimate DMI for grasses and legumes using the following equations: