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Amino Acid Utilisation And The Value Of Phytase Highlighted As The International Phytate Summit Comes To A Close
The third International Phytate Summit (IPS3) concluded yesterday with industry leaders discussing the anti-nutritional impact that phytate can have on protein digestibility, and the positive influence of phytase on amino acids.
The event, themed The Value Chain of Phytate Destruction, has seen feed and nutrition experts from around the world share the latest research into how combatting phytate can improve feed efficiency, nutrient utilisation, sustainability and ultimately profitability.
On the final day, Professor Hank Classen, University of Saskatchewan, highlighted the impact of phytate and phytate esters on protein digestibility and the influence of superdoses of phytase on amino acid digestibility, specifically non-essential amino acids.
"The use of high levels of phytase is promising in young birds because we did see a more consistent response in phytate hydrolysis and so the availability of amino acids and energy is also more predictable."
Professor Layi Adeola of Purdue University discussed the fate of amino acids in the gastrointestinal tract, a very complex system of endogenous enzymes and transporters.
This research was followed by that of Dr Sami Dridi, University of Arkansas, and Dr Gabriel Morales, University of Buenos Aires, who highlighted the need to better understand the nutrient requirements of the animals, particularly environmentally interesting nutrients such as amino acids and phosphorus in monogastrics and aquaculture.
Dr Morales stated: "Phytase use can play a significant role in sustainable aquaculture production. Research has demonstrated that superdoses of phytase supplied in a plant-based diet for rainbow trout increased dietary phosphorus retention from 36 to 67% and reduced the excretion of nitrogen into the environment by 7%."
The summit concluded with a presentation from Dr Mike Kidd from the University of Arkansas highlighting the historical understanding of phytate and amino acids, current understanding and future trends in amino acid formulations and implications for phytate and phytase.
"Additional research is warranted to assess amino acid digestibility as improved by dietary phytase," Dr Kidd stated. “Variation exists in amino acid digestibility studies in the literature and it is difficult to realise an amino acid response near the asymptote of the biological response, particularly less limiting amino acids and in environmental conditions producing different gut health challenges.”
To find out more about IPS3, please visit: https://www.abvista.com/Innovation/International/IPS3.aspx
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International Phytate Summit 2016
7-10 November 2016, Miami, USA
The International Phytate Summit brings together experts in phytate and animal nutrition to further our knowledge and understanding of the anti-nutritional factors of phytate and phytate esters.
15-18 November 2016, Hannover, Germany
AB Vista will have a stand at this year's Eurotier exhibition, the world’s leading trade fair for animal production.
We provide a range of services designed to complement our products and help you identify inefficiencies and opportunities across the feed production process, maximising performance and ensuring consistency.
- Feed Quality Service - a web-based service utilising our in-house expertise in Near Infra-Red spectroscopy to deliver accurate predictions of the nutritional components of raw materials, supporting optimal feed formulation
- Lab Service - our Lab Service uses the latest assay technology to measure enzyme activity in premix, feed and product samples, helping to ensure consistent product quality.
- Engineering Service - to help fully exploit the advantages of using liquid additives versus granular products we offer expertise in dosing system support.