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Effects of feed enzymes on nutritive value of hybrid triticale x Agrotriticum kernels for broiler chickens
 
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Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, Warsaw Agricultural University, Ciszewskiego 8, 02-786 Warsaw, Poland
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Institute of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Lublin Agricultural University, Akademicka 15, 20-934 Lublin, Poland
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The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Polish Academy of Sciences, 05-110 Jabłonna, Poland
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S. Smulikowska   

The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, Polish Academy of Sciences, 05-110 Jabłonna, Poland
Publication date: 2007-05-02
 
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2007;16(2):225–231
 
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The nutritional value of hybrid triticale x Agrotriticum (Triticum aestivum x Agropyron) kernels (TW) for broiler chickens was evaluated. An experiment was carried out on 40 threeweek-old broiler chickens, kept in individual cages and allocated to 4 groups, 10 birds per group. Four experimental diets were formulated, two basal wheat- and soyabean meal-based diets, unsupplemented (B) or supplemented with a xylanase preparation (BX) and two diets composed of TW mixed in a 1:1 proportion with basal diets B or BX, the latter supplemented with a β-glucanase preparation at a rate of 1 g per kg of TW. Trypsin inhibitor activity in TW seeds was 1.46 TUI/g, the amino acid composition of protein was similar as triticale protein. Ileal digesta viscosity in the group fed the diet with 50% TW seeds reached 5.1 mPas .s and decreased to 3.1 mPas·s after xylanase and β-glucanase supplementation. The apparent protein, fat and NFE digestibility of TW seeds was 88, 71 and 91%, respectively; protein and fat digestibility increased after enzyme supplementation. It may be concluded that TW seeds can be a valuable component of poultry diets after xylanase and β-glucanase supplementation.
 
CITATIONS (2):
1.
Using Enzymes and Organic Acids in Broiler Diets
Muhammad S. Anjum, Abdul S. Chaudhry
The Journal of Poultry Science
 
2.
Triticale
S. Meale, T. McAllister
 
ISSN:1230-1388