Evaluation of D-xylose as an energy source for broiler chickens

    This study was conducted to examine the effects of increasing dietary D-xylose levels on energy and nutrient utilization and growth performance of broiler chickens. At high dietary inclusion rates (25%), D-xylose was found to detrimentally affect growth and increase mortality rates showing xylose is not an efficient source of energy for broilers.
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    Product / service: Enzymes
    Publication date: 16/07/2014
    Species: Poultry
    Authors: Sands JS, Walsh MC, Kiarie E, Nyachoti CM, Regassa, A
    Doctype: Publications & Citations
    Publication / conference: PSA Annual Meeting, Corpus Christi, Texas, July 14-17 2014
    Regions and countries: Global
    Keywords: dietary D-xylose, nutrient utilization, growth performance, broiler, broileer, broiiler, corn/soy, nutrients, nutrient, digestibility, feeding, feed, feed intake, fcr, apparent ileal digestibility, feed refusal
    Production challenge(s): animal producer profitability, Performance growth, mortality
    Diets: Corn, broken rice, wheat, Corn, broken rice, sorghum, Corn & sorghum meal & high fibre by-products., Corn & sorghum meal
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