ORIGINAL PAPER
Tannins reduce protein but not phosphorus utilization of diet with added phytase in pigs
J. Salobir 1  
,   B. Kostanjevec 1,   M. Štruklec 1,   K. Salobir 1
 
More details
Hide details
1
Institute of Animal Nutrition, Department of Animal Science, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Groblje 3, 1230 Domzale, Slovenia
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
J. Salobir   

Institute of Animal Nutrition, Department of Animal Science, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Groblje 3, 1230 Domzale, Slovenia
Publication date: 2005-03-18
 
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2005;14(2):277–282
 
KEYWORDS
ABSTRACT
To evaluate the possible interaction between tannins and the activity of exogenous feed enzymes, the effect of tannin supplementation on added phytase efficiency in pigs was studied. An extract of sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.) wood was used as the source of tannins. Thirty-six pigs were divided into five groups: control (no supplement), Phy (550 PU/kg, 0 g tannins), Phy+Tl (550 PU/kg, 1.1 g tannins/ kg), Phy+T2 (550 PU/kg, 2.2 g tannins/kg) and Phy+T3 (550 PU/kg, 4.5 g tannins/kg). The results proved that phytase supplementation in the Phy group significantly increased apparent P digestibility and balance, Ca balance, serum inorganic P concentration, significantly reduced serum Ca concentration, numerically improved apparent nitrogen digestibility and significantly increased the N balance. Compared with the Phy group, the addition of tannins significantly reduced apparent protein digestibility. The apparent crude ash digestibility in the Phy+T3 group was also reduced (P<0.08). The utilization of phosphorus and calcium was unaffected by tannin supplementation. In conclusion, the applied concentrations of tannins did not reduce the phosphorus-related efficiency of phytase action in growing pigs.
 
CITATIONS (2):
1.
Supplementing entire male pig diet with hydrolysable tannins: Effect on carcass traits, meat quality and oxidative stability
Vida Rezar, Janez Salobir, Alenka Levart, Urška Tomažin, Martin Škrlep, Nina Batorek Lukač, Marjeta Čandek-Potokar
Meat Science
 
2.
Muscle Transcriptome Analysis Reveals Molecular Pathways Related to Oxidative Phosphorylation, Antioxidant Defense, Fatness and Growth in Mangalitsa and Moravka Pigs
Yolanda Núñez, Čedomir Radović, Radomir Savić, Juan García-Casco, Marjeta Čandek-Potokar, Rita Benítez, Dragan Radojković, Miloš Lukić, Marija Gogić, María Muñoz, Luca Fontanesi, Cristina Óvilo
Animals
 
ISSN:1230-1388