Published: 27 March 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/3t2p7cjz2w.1
Stefanie Santos,


Data referring to the doctoral thesis of Antônio Carneiro Santana dos Santos, in the Animal Science Postgraduate Program of Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) - Brazil


Steps to reproduce

Six ruminally-cannulated non-castrated Santa Ines sheep, aged between 9 to 15 months and an average initial body weight (BW) of 46 ± 3 kg, were used. This research was carried out using a 6 × 6 Latin square experimental design. Two types of textiles were used for the rumen incubations: Ankon F57 and non-woven textile (NWT). Three samples commonly used in ruminant incubations to estimate iNDF was used as feed control: sorghum silage, ground corn and feces from sheep. The experiment lasted six 14 d periods. Each type of bags was incubated in a total number of 4; 8 and 12 units per sample totaling 12; 24 and 36 bags, per animal per period, respectively. Thus, a total of 144 bags were in situ incubated per period. At the end of each incubation period, the bags were removed from rumen, washed, oven dried and directed for iNDF analysis.


Universidade Federal da Bahia


Animal Nutrition, Sheep, Ruminant Nutrition