Viscosity

05-12-2011 | |
Ioannis Mavromichalis
Viscosity

Wheat is a major staple in most poultry diets in Europe. But, wheat is also a contributor to gut viscosity, something that is known to predispose birds to necrotic enteritis.

 

It has been suggested limiting wheat to 20% can alleviate this problem, but the alternative cereals often are too expensive. Another solution is using NSP enzymes, but experiences remain variable, depending on the brand of the enzyme used, and the overall diet formulation strategy.

What are your experiences in using enzymes as part of a solution against necrotic enteritis in high-wheat based diets? Of course, in diets devoid of antibiotics!

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