Commercial feeds are often supplemented with fats and oils to provide a diet with sufficient energy content. To assure that these energy sources are absorbed efficiently by the bird’s digestive system one should add emulsifiers. How do these emulsifiers work and how important are they?
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Keywords: nutrition, fat, digestion, emulsifiers, physiology, feed, oils, energy broilers, diet, nutrients