Enzymes in corn-soybean meal-based poultry diets

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The use of enzymes in the feed industry has a history of around 20 years. Enzymes are now widely used in poultry diets. There are many peer-reviewed publications indicating beneficial effects of enzymes in improving the nutritional values of wheat, barley, oats, rye, and triticale and also production performance of poultry

The use of enzymes in the feed industry has a history of around 20 years. Enzymes are now widely used in poultry diets. There are many peer-reviewed publications indicating beneficial effects of enzymes in improving the nutritional values of wheat, barley, oats, rye, and triticale and also production performance of poultry.
It is known that a reduction of intestinal viscosity is the most likely mechanism of action of these enzymes.
There are also some reports on beneficial effects of adding enzymes to corn-soybean meal-based diets in improving nutrient digestibility. As an example, it has been demonstrated that supplementation of the diets with enzymes improved the digestibility of the nutrients and performance of broiler chickens fed corn-soybean meal-based diets.
Is the addition of enzymes to corn-soybean meal-based diets a common practice in the poultry industry in your country? Broilers or laying hens; which one benefits most from this addition? Do you think that this addition can make any difference in your economic returns? Let’s share our experiences here.

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