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on May 7, 2012

Adisseo offers in vivo digestibility tests on raw feed materials

Adisseo offers a precise nutrition evaluation service combining Near Infra Red Spectroscopy and in vivo digestibility tests which allows the precise characterization of raw materials for monogastric feed, according to the company.

Digestibility tests are conducted on pigs and poultry at CERN facilities, and amino acids from raw materials and animal feces are analyzed at Carat laboratory, essential aid to determine in-vivo digestibility. Adisseo can make use of more than 400 equations to calibrate the data and provide values on the more costly nutrients used in monogastric diets. Precise nutrition evaluation enables the user to optimize animal nutrition and growth performance and can bring an average savings of €2 per metric ton of feed.

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