March 29, 2021
AB Vista launches dietary fibre calculator to help nutritionists optimise animal diets
AB Vista has launched a free tool to assist nutritionists in the formulation of animal diets.
The tool, a dietary fibre calculator, uses average values of global raw materials to calculate the dietary fibre content (plus other more in-depth fibre parameters) of finished animal feed.
The calculator offers the option of entering up to 28 different raw materials, along with the daily total intake in kilogramme, to show the fibre composition of feed and the daily fibre intake in either a data or graphic view.
Xaviere Rousseau, AB Vista's global technical support manager, said: "As feed additive specialists, we know that the role of fibre in monogastric diets can be misunderstood and that achieving the optimum fibre fraction can be challenging, even for experienced nutritionists.
"We have designed this calculator to be a straightforward, easy to access way to assess the total dietary fibre content of finished feed."
The parameters within the calculator represent the values that are available within AB Vista's new Dietary Fibre analysis service, part of the company's comprehensive near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) offering.
- AB Vista