Enzymes in corn-soy diets
About 2 years ago I submitted a blog on this issue, but I would like to bring it again to the attention of World Poultry's audience to see what readers think of the matter now. In my opinion, this is an important issue for the poultry industry as a ban on the use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) is becoming a much stronger possibility in almost all parts of the world.
We are all aware that enzymes have been used in poultry diets over the past 15-20 years. There are so many research publications and industrial reports indicating beneficial effects of enzyme supplementation in improving the nutritive value of diets based on ingredients such as wheat, barley, oats, rye, and triticale, resulting in improved production performance of commercial poultry.
There are several reports on beneficial effects of adding enzymes to corn-soy diets, although results in this area are not consistent. For example, it has been shown that supplementation of corn-soy diets with exogenous enzymes improved digestibility of nutrients and performance parameters of broiler chickens.
Is the addition of enzymes to corn-soy diets a common practice in the poultry industry of your country? Generally speaking, how do you see the future of enzyme technology? How far can we go from where we are now?
Please share your experiences here.
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