The addition of a Buttiauxella sp. phytase to lactating sow diets deficient in phosphorus and calcium reduces weight loss and improves nutrient digestibility

    This study shows that the addition of phytase to sow diets at 250 FTU/kg is able to replace 0.16% available P and 0.15% Ca in lactating sows diets, enabling producers to safely lower the level of Ca and P in sow diets. However, higher doses up to 2,000 FTU/kg will have further beneficial effects on BW loss, especially in older sows.
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    Product / service: Phytases, Services
    Publication date: 02/10/2015
    Species: Pig, Sows/boars
    Authors: Wealleans, AL, Bold, R.M, Dersjant-Li, Y, Awati A
    Doctype: Publications & Citations
    Publication / conference: Journal of Animal Science
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    Production challenge(s): bone mineralization, mortality, phosphorus deficiency, calcium deficiency
    Diets: All diets
    Brands: Axtra® PHY, FASTKit assay, Optimize Feed
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