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    Prediction of ingredient quality and the effect of a combination of xylanase, amylase, protease and phytase on the performance of broiler chicks. 2. Energy and Nutrient Utilization

    In order to investigate the effects of xylanase, amylase, protease and phytase in the diets of broiler chickens containing graded concentrations of metabolisable energy (ME), two 42-d experiments were conducted using a total of 2208 broiler chicks (8 treatments with 12 replicate pens in each experiment). 2. Four diets including one positive and three negative control diets were used. Three maize/soybean meal-based negative control (NC) diets were formulated to be identical in available phosphorus (P), calcium (Ca) and amino acids but NC1 contained approximately 017 MJ/kg less ME than NC2 and approximately 034 MJ/kg less ME than NC1. 3. A positive control (PC) was fed for comparison and was formulated to be adequate in all nutrients, providing approximately 063 MJ/kg ME, 013% available P, 012% Ca and 1 to 2% amino acids more than NC1. 3. The reduction in nutrient density between NC1 and PC was determined using ingredient quality models AvicheckTM Corn and PhycheckTM that can predict the response to exogenous enzymes in maize/soybean meal-based broiler diets. Supplementation of each diet with or without a cocktail of xylanase, amylase, protease and phytase gave a total of 8 dietary treatments in a 42 factorial arrangement. The same treatments and diet designs were used in both experiments but conducted in different locations using different batches of maize, soybean meal and minor ingredients. 4. In both experiments, digestibility was improved by the addition of exogenous enzymes, particularly those for P, Ca and certain amino acids. In addition, the supplementation of the PC with enzymes elicited a positive response indicating that over-the-top addition of xylanase, amylase, protease and phytase may offer a nutritionally and economically viable alternative to feed cost reduction. 5. It can be concluded that the digestibility of nutrients by broilers fed on maize/soybean meal-based diets can be improved by the use of a combination of xylanase, amylase, protease and phytase
    Document information
    Product / service: Carbohydrases and Proteases
    Publication date: 01/01/2006
    Species: Poultry, Broiler
    Authors: Cowieson AJ, Singh D, Adeola O
    Doctype: Publications & Citations
    Publication / conference: British Poultry Science, volume 47
    Regions and countries: Global
    Keywords: amino, acid, acids, amylase, available, phosphorus, broiler, chick, chicken, chickens, chicks, diets, broilers, ca, calcium, combination, comparison, concentration, control, corn, cost, dan, diet, dietary, digestibilities, digestibility, effects, energy, enzyme, enzymes, exogenous, feed, ingredients, maize, me, meal, metabolisable, model, models, nutrient, utilization, nutrients, over, the, top, p, performance, phytase, prediction, protease, quality, response, soybean, supplementation, treatment, viable, xylanase
    Production challenge(s): Gut health
    Diets: Wheat, Wheat and barley & high fibre by-products, Corn & sorghum meal
    Brands: Axtra® AB, Avizyme® 1200, Avizyme® 1300, Avicheck, Axtra® XAP, Avizyme® 1500, Avicheck Corn, Danisco Xylanase
    Resource ref: 8406
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