Effect of phytase supplementation to diets for weanling pigs on the digestibilities of crude protein, amino acids, and energy.

@article{Liao2005EffectOP,
  title={Effect of phytase supplementation to diets for weanling pigs on the digestibilities of crude protein, amino acids, and energy.},
  author={Shengfa F. Liao and Willem C. Sauer and Arie K. Kies and Yi Chu Zhang and M Cervantes and Jiaojiang He},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2005},
  volume={83 3},
  pages={625-33}
}
Four experiments were conducted with weanling pigs fitted with a simple T-cannula at the distal ileum, to determine the effect of phytase supplementation to four diets on the apparent ileal digestibilities (AID) of CP and AA, and the apparent total-tract digestibilities (ATTD) of CP and DE. Phytase (Natuphos, DSM Food Specialties, Delft, The Netherlands) was supplemented at rates of 0, 500 or 1,000 FTU/kg to the four diets. A 20% CP (as-fed basis) corn-soybean meal diet was used in Exp. 1; a 20… CONTINUE READING