Projects relating to Ruminant nutrition research

Diagnostic milk based tests

  • Improving diagnostic models of subacute ruminal acidosis in dairy for on farm health management systems
  • Milk fatty acids as biomarkers of negative energy balance in early lactating cows
  • Milk fatty acids as biomarkers of subacute ruminal acidosis in dairy cows


Natural rumen by-pass technology

  • Creation of rumen bypass feed additives through double emulsions and polyphenol oxidase generated protein-bound phenols
  • Protection against ruminal biohydrogenation of poly-unsaturated fatty acid emulsions using polyphenol-oxidase generated protein-bound phenols


Dairy diet formulation in the tropics

  • Towards resilient cross-breed dairy systems in Northern Ethiopia: a resource allocation assessment to determine appropriate selection targets and nutritional management
  • Towards a Sustainable Improvement of Milk Production for Smallholder Dairy Farming Systems in Tigray Region, Northern Ethiopia
  • Enhanced acceptance of unconventional feed resources by ruminants through nutritional intervention early in life
  • Towards improved utilization of oil palm fronds in ruminant diets
  • Evaluation of sorghum-soybean (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench – Glycine max (L.) Merr) silage as ruminant feed