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Enzyme lowers energy input in extruded dog food

Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the ability of a-amylase to improve the production characteristics of a corn-based dog food using an extruder. It was concluded that a-amylase lowers energy consumption at the extruder, while maintaining desired finished product densities.

This article can also be found in Feed Tech magazine Volume 10 number 10. To view this article on-line click on the pdf link below.

Keywords: enzyme, a-amylase, pet food, dog food, extruder, energy use

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