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Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%)

Effective degradability of nitrogen in ruminants, calculated with a hourly disappearance rate of 6%. The effective degradability is calculated as D = a + ((b*c)/(k+c)) where a = fraction immediately degradable, b = fraction potentially degradable, c = degradation rate of particles and k = hourly disappearance rate of particles (Ørskov and MacDonald, 1979).
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