Nutrition

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Danisco xylanase approved for wheat-based pig feed

The EU Commission has granted Danisco Animal Nutrition authorisation for the use of its heat stable xylanase in wheat-based feed for piglets and pigs for fattening.

Danisco’s xylanase is inherently heat stable for added confidence in use, maintaining efficacy after exposure to feed conditioning and pelleting temperatures of up to 90°C.
 
In multiple trials the enzym was proven to significantly improve both bodyweight gain and feed conversion ratio in piglets and growing-finishing pigs.
 
For ease of addition into vitamin and mineral premixes, the enzyme is available in a concentrated form; and for accurate inclusion directly into feed, a more dilute version is available.
 
Danisco Xylanase has previously been authorised for broilers, layers, turkeys and ducks. For pigs the product has an approved piglet and fattening pig minimum dose of 2000U (50g per tonne of feed of the concentrated form) and is available in both liquid and dry product forms.

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