Technical Papers

Effect of Some Steroid Compounds onOvine Rumen Function

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Science  17 Sep 1954:
Vol. 120, Issue 3116, pp. 455-456
DOI: 10.1126/science.120.3116.455


(i) Stilbestrol (10 or 20 ppm) increasedcellulose digestion by ovine rumen microorganisms invitro and in vivo but could not be tolerated by wethersat these high levels. (ii) Cholesterol and estrone increased cellulose digestion by rumen microorganismsin vitro (8).