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Poultry Nutrition / Pig Nutrition / Animal Feed Additives
on September 14, 2017

Understanding oligosaccharides in young animal nutrition

Oligosaccharides, one of the lesser-known feed additives — along with other functional fibers — have a tremendous role to play in the future of antibiotic-free diets for all animals.

Oligosaccharides are considered as one of the most valuable sources of prebiotic fibers in diets for young, non-ruminant animals such as broilers, pullets, piglets and calves. Nevertheless, their level of use does not reflect their true potential and wanes as marketing efforts reach their budget limits. Like an additive pertaining…

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