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Poultry Nutrition / Animal Feed Additives
on March 22, 2017
Enzymes

Why adding enzymes to poultry diets improves digestion

Improved fiber breakdown leads to increased overall feed digestibility, including amino acids

The global digestibility of poultry diets can be improved by addressing the main anti-nutritional factors present in cereals: arabinoxylan chains. The actions of xylanases and the de-branching enzymes arabinofuranosidases are key. Their synergistic action efficiently breaks down the fiber structures, making nutrients more available for endogenous and exogenous enzymes to…

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