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Title: Effects of phytase on apparent metabolisable enegry in broiler diets based on wheat or sorghum
Contributor(s): Kocher, Andreas (author); Choct, Mingan  (author)orcid ; Ross, G (author); Chung, T K (author)
Publication Date: 2003
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Abstract: The benefits of phytase addition to poultry diets in improving P availability, growth performance, digestibility of crude protein and individual amino acids are well established and documented (Kies et al., 2001). In contrast, the effects of phytase addition on the metabolisable energy (ME) are less well understood. Ravindran et al. (1999) reported a positive effect of phytase addition on apparent ME in diets with wheat, whereas Biehl and Baker (1997) showed no effect of phytase addition on true MEN. The present study reports on the effects of two commercially available phytase products on the apparent ME (AME) in wheat-based diets with or without xylanase and in sorghum-based diets without xylanase. Nine experimental diets based on wheat/soybean meal sorghum/SBM were formulated to commercial standards with reduced Ca (0.84%) and available P (0.36%) levels. Two phytases were added at their recommended dosage as granulates prior to pelleting (P1 at 300 ppm and P2 at 100 ppm). All diets were cold-pelleted (60°C). The xylanase product was sprayed onto the feed after pelleting. Feed intake and excreta output of 225 male and 180 female broiler chickens (5birds/cage and 9 reps/diet) were measured over a 4-day period. Gross energy of the excreta and feed was determined by bomb calorimetry and the AME of each diet was calculated.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 10 - 12 February, 2003
Conference Details: Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 10 - 12 February, 2003
Source of Publication: Proceedings of Australian Poultry Science Symposium, v.15, p. 112-112
Publisher: Australian Poultry Science Symposium & Poultry Research Foundation & World's Poultry Science Association, Australian Branch
Place of Publication: Sydney, NSW, Australia
ISSN: 1034-3466
Field of Research (FOR): 070204 Animal Nutrition
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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