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Effect of bacterial phytase on the performance and dietary phytate phosphorus digestibility when fed to young poultry

Experiment to determine the effect of dietary phytase Quantum™ on the metabolisable energy, phytate P digestibility coefficients, and growth performance of young broiler chickens.

Year of Publication2009

The objectives of this experiment were to determine the effect of dietary phytase Quantum™ on the metabolisable energy, phytate P digestibility coefficients, and growth performance of broiler chickens reared in cages between 10 and 17 d of age. The birds fed with phytase supplemented diets performed better but no changes in dietary AME were detected. However, using a high dosage of phytase improved the digestibility of phytate P, suggesting that supplementation of poultry feed with Quantum™ would not only bring about good performance, but would also reduce the environmental pollution with phosphorus.

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