AGRIS

Data provider:

Icon data provider

Tsukuba Business-Academia Cooperation Support Center, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan (MAFF) was established in 1978 as Tsukuba Office and has been planning and operating various research facilities for supporting experimental research activities of research agencies, prefectural organizations and universities. The Tsukuba Business-Academia Cooperation Support Center is currently managing two centers, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Infor [...]

Active (Data provider submitted metadata in the last calendar year)
Journal Article

Journal Article

Using enzymes and organic acids in broiler diets  [2010]

Anjum, M.S., Newcastle Univ. (UK); Chaudhry, A.S.;

Access the full text

  • NOT AVAILABLE
Broiler industry has been bridging the gap between the supply and demand of high quality protein foods such as meat for the ever increasing human population worldwide. However, the overall expenditure on broiler diets remains between 60-80 percent of the total cost of broiler production. Therefore, the broiler industry has been striving to reduce the cost of production through improved feed utilisation by the broilers. For this purpose, exogenous enzymes have been claimed to improve the utilization of feeds by maximising the conversion of dietary nutrients into broiler meat, for example. Enzymes not only help in formulating more balanced diets for broilers by increasing the choice of ingredients such as cereals and other agro-industrial by-products but also by increasing their efficiency of utilisation by enhancing the digestibility of fibrous materials. The enzymes can also be beneficial as growth promoters instead of antibiotics which are banned in the European Union. Enzymes have been tried alone and in combinations with other additives such as organic acids to maintain health and production of broilers. Although the role of enzymes in improving feed utilisation, growth, meat quality and economics has been well reported, their quality, consistency and reproducibility have been questioned by many researchers. This article reviews the role of enzymes alongside organic acids in broiler diets and their future potential to maintain bird health and efficient
broiler production which has desirable impacts on the environment.
From the journal
Journal of Poultry Science (Japan)
ISSN : 1346-7395

Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Bibliography
In AGRIS since:
2010
Volume:
47
Issue:
2
Start Page:
97
End Page:
105
All titles:
"Using enzymes and organic acids in broiler diets"@eng
Other:
"Summary (En)"
"2 tab. 70 ref."
Loading...

Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Bibliography
In AGRIS since:
2010
Volume:
47
Issue:
2
Start Page:
97
End Page:
105
All titles:
"Using enzymes and organic acids in broiler diets"@eng
Other:
"Summary (En)"
"2 tab. 70 ref."