US - There is an exciting future for enzymes, and particularly phytase, in animal nutrition, said AB Vista's Managing Director Richard Cooper in an interview with ThePoultrySite's Editor, Alice Mitchell, at the recent International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta.
Mr Cooper said that a large number of AB Vista's customers use phytase 'superdosing', which involves feeding animals higher doses of phytase to target complete break-down of phytate (IP6) in the gut, improving nutrition and productivity.
AB Vista was the first to bring the concept of phytase superdosing to the global market several years ago, and ongoing research and customer experience has allowed the company to build extensive knowledge in this field.
The first in a new video series from AB Vista, launched at IPPE, helps to explain how superdosing works and bring this knowledge to producers.
The video series is called 'Extraordinary science brought to life' and the first video is presented by AB Vista’s Research Director Dr Mike Bedford, who also spoke later in the interview.
Dr Bedford explained how using standard doses of phytase leaves IP3 and IP4 in the gut of the animal, which recent data suggests has inhibitive effects on growth, and he said that using phytase superdosing gets rid of these anti-nutrients.
Dr Bedford said that future videos in the series would focus on additional ways that superdosing can benefit the animal, plus explore other key research areas within animal nutrition technology.
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