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Economic impact of non-starch polysaccharides in broiler diets

Non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) have antinutritional effects on boiler chickens; insoluble NSP act as nutrient diluents and physical barriers to enzymes and soluble NSP increase digesta viscosity, thereby reducing efficient digestion and absorption of starch, protein and lipids. To overcome these antinutritional effects, NSP degrading enzymes (NSPases) are readily supplemented into broiler diets. This investment explores the use of customised NSPase to target specific NSPs in boiler chicken diets as well as the potential influence of chicken age on response to NSPases and NSPs in the diet.

Project date

12 Jul 2019-15 Jul 2021
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Natalie Morgan

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Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains

AgriFutures Australia

AgriFutures Australia proudly focuses on building a rich future for Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and …

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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