Since its introduction almost 30 years ago, phytase is included in almost all poultry and sine diets. The market for phytases is increasingly crowded, with numerous product offerings, meaning that producers need to consider their choices carefully to maximize the benefits that can be obtained from the enzyme.

In a WATT Poultry Chat interview sponsored by DuPont Animal Nutrition, Dr. Arno de Kreij, segment leader with DuPont Animal Nutrition looks at what might be considered the ideal characteristics of a phytase and explains why high thermostable phytases offer new possibilities for producers.


He also explains how new developments in the sector not only help to maximize poultry performance but can improve sustainability and producers’ environmental credentials.