Methane production reduced in ruminants

Researchers show 3-nitrooxypropanol compound reduces greenhouse gas levels with no risk to animal health.

Researchers at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have taken part in a study on the effect of one molecule, 3-nitrooxypropanol, in inhibiting methane production in ruminants.

Ruminants digest their food through fermentation carried out by microorganisms living in the rumen. This process produces the organic acids acetic acid, propionic acid and butyric acid, all of which are absorbed and metabolized by the organism as a source of energy. In addition, the fermentation prod

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