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South Dakota State University

Meat Science

Sodium bicarbonate

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Whole Shelled Corn With And Without Sodium Bicarbonate For Finishing Beef Steers, Richard M. Luther, M. Goetz Jan 1986

Whole Shelled Corn With And Without Sodium Bicarbonate For Finishing Beef Steers, Richard M. Luther, M. Goetz

South Dakota Beef Report, 1986

A total of 160 steers were fed a whole corn-no roughage diet without a buffer or with sodium bicarbonate at a level of .87% of the dry diet . The finishing period of 112 days followed the feeding of a high corn silage diet. Overall feed intake. weight gains and feed conversion were similar (P>.05) for steers supplemented with sodium bicarbonate as for those that did not receive the buffer. Small period differences in performance that were observed between treatments were not significant (P>.05). Carcass characteristics were similar for the control and sodium bicarbonate treatments.


Prevention Of Silica Urinary Calculi In A Laboratory Animal Model, Royce J. Emerick, Carl J. Schreier, Donghao Lu Jan 1986

Prevention Of Silica Urinary Calculi In A Laboratory Animal Model, Royce J. Emerick, Carl J. Schreier, Donghao Lu

South Dakota Beef Report, 1986

An animal model utilizing Sprague-Dawley rats fed a diet containing 2% of tetraethylorthosilicate (TES) has been used to study urinary conditions and dietary factors preventing silica urinary calculi . The basal TES diet produced approximately a 50% incidence of silica urinary calculi. Supplemental dietary phosphorus and the urinary acidifying agent ammonium chloride greatly reduced the urinary calculi incidence, while supplemental dietary calcium and urine alkalinization with sodium bicarbonate increased the incidence. The protection from silica urinary calculi provided by sodium or ammonium phosphate compounds was found to be independent of their urinary acidifying effects, and the effects of phosphates and ammonium ...