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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 3120-3126

Methane Emission by Ruminants and Its Measurement- A Review
Mokshata Gupta1*, Tanmay Mondal2, E. Lokesha3, Asmita Singh4, K. Ashwin5, Shahla Perween6 and Jatin Kumar Sahoo7
1Division of Animal Nutrition, ICAR- Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar,
Bareilly (U.P.) – 243122, India
2Division of Physiology & Climatology, ICAR- Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly (U.P.) – 243122, India
*Corresponding author

Ruminants accounts for up to one-third of the emitted methane worldwide. Over the decade, various methods have been developed with the purpose of measuring and estimating methane emissions from ruminants. These methods have advantages and disadvantages- none of them is perfect: Some are expensive, some cheaper; some suitable for grazing animals, some for housed ruminants; some can handle many animals, some only few. This all will ultimately affect our results and their interpretation. It is therefore, important to know the potential and limitations of each method. In this review, commonly used methods for measuring methane emission have been discussed along with their pros and cons. In addition, this review compares different estimation approaches that are commonly used.

Keywords: Methane, Ruminants, Estimation

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Mokshata Gupta, Tanmay Mondal, E. Lokesha, Asmita Singh, K. Ashwin, Shahla Perween and Jatin Kumar Sahoo. 2018. Methane Emission by Ruminants and its Measurement- A ReviewInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 3120-3126. doi:
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