Background last update:24 Oct 2006

P: the essential mineral

Chickens need phosphorus in their diet. However, their inability to break down phytate molecules results in the release of undigested phosphorus in their manure and reduced animal performance. Arun Panda and his colleagues investigated the effect of microbial phytase supplementation to undermine these problems.

This article can also be found at Feed Mix, volume 14, no. 1


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