Digestion And Metabolism

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Ingredients price volatility and minimising the impact on pork and chicken meat production: Feed mill perspectives
Multifold incidents such as supply chain interruption, climate changes, the Ukraine war, and fluctuating COVID outbreaks in different regions, are all contributed to the current volatility in feed ingredients prices. Unfortunately, the rece ...
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Influence of enzyme supplementation in the diets of broiler chickens formulated with different corn hybrids dried at various temperatures
The use of exogenous enzymes is a common nutrition strategy of the poultry industry. However, the influence of this additive on the microbiota and its efficiency when the diets are formulated with different hybrids of corn dried under high ...
Monday, May 9, 2022
Feeding behaviour: Understanding the science behind feed palatability
The important role of feed palatability in livestock animals, and particularly young animals, is reflected in their sensitivity to the smell and taste of feed, which influences their feeding behaviour. These feeding experiences are dependen ...
Monday, October 4, 2021
BASF: Interplay between phytase supplementation, diet acidification and dietary calcium (Ca) level in broilers
Exogenous phytase is the most common enzyme in the feeding of non-ruminants. The world's first commercial phytase, Natuphos, capable of breaking down phytate, was introduced in the Netherlands in 1991. Today, the global phytase mark ...
Monday, October 4, 2021
Improved phytase efficacy unlocks extra potential
Phytases are extensively used in broiler feeds as they increase amino acid and phosphorus availability during the digestive process, thereby improving growth performance. But can phytases keep up with the continuous demand for increasingly ...
Monday, October 4, 2021
Synergistic effect of exogenous multi-enzyme and phytase on growth performance, nutrients digestibility, blood metabolites, intestinal microflora and morphology in broilers fed corn-wheat-soybean meal diets
This study was conducted to investigate the synergistic effect of exogenous multienzyme and phytase on growth performance, nutrients digestibility, blood metabolites, intestinal microflora, and morphology in broilers fed corn-wheat-soybean ...
Monday, October 4, 2021
The responses of exogenous enzymes (multi-enzymes) on the productivity and stage of production of broilers fed vegetable-sourced diets
This experimental study was conducted to investigate the effects of diets and enzyme supplementation on the live weight (LW), feed intake (FI), feed conversion ratio (FCR), viability, leg bone quality and meat yield traits of broilers.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Raising the phytase podium
Phytate is the main storage form of phosphorus in all grains, which represent the basis of most plant-based diets used in animal production. To improve phosphorus availability and tackle phytates antinutritional effects, phytases have been ...
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Exogenous enzymes as zootechnical additives in animal feed: A review
Enzymes are widely used in the food industry. Their use as a supplement to the raw material for animal feed is a current research topic. Although there are several studies on the application of enzyme additives in the animal feed industry, ...
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
The evolution and application of enzymes in the animal feed industry: the role of data interpretation
Enzymes have been used commercially for nearly 40 years and save significant costs through sparing of expensive nutrients but the mechanism by which this is achieved is still debated.
Monday, August 16, 2021
Improving layer production efficiency - Optimising your trace mineral programme can support eggshell quality and egg production
In an ideal world, a laying hen produces an egg a day per housed hen across the entire laying cycle. But with commercial production pressures, this can prove impossible, so we try to get as close as possible to achieving that performance.
Monday, August 16, 2021
Application of a precision nutrition tool for growing and finishing pigs
The objective of this study was to evaluate a growth model applied to adjust nutritional programs for growing and finishing pigs, in a commercial production context. The phase I (calibration) was conducted in a commercial pig production uni ...
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Improving broiler performance and profitability through precision trace mineral nutrition
With many confusing claims regarding supplementation of trace minerals, nutritionists can struggle to understand which amount and form is best.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Precision feeding and precision nutrition: a paradigm shift in broiler feed formulation
Broiler chickens grow rapidly, and their nutrient requirements change daily. However, broilers are fed three to five diet phases, meaning nutrients are under or oversupplied throughout production. Increasing diet phases improves production ...
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Progress of amino acid nutrition for diet protein reduction in poultry
There is growing interest among nutritionists in feeding reduced protein diets to broiler chickens. Although nearly a century of research has been conducted providing biochemical insights on the impact of reduced protein diets for broilers, ...

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