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Tannins in animal nutrition and health – implications for temperate and tropical feeds

  • I. Mueller-Harvey (a1), V. Mlambo (a1) and T. Smith (a1)


This review surveys the nutritional and veterinary effects of tannins on ruminants and provides comparisons with non-ruminants. Tannins are a diverse group of naturally occurring compounds with useful biological effects. However, currently there are difficulties in predicting which tannins produce what effects.


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