β-mannans Don't Feed the Problem: β-mannans in pig and poultry diets. How much of an issue are they in the UK?

JGM Houdijk*

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Abstract

Animals, including humans, obtain the energy required for their bodily function through ingestion of protein, fat and carbohydrates. Whilst fats have the greatest energy density, by volume within typical rations farmed animals including pigs and poultry derive most of their energy nutrition from carbohydrates.This short report summarises the impact of specific non-digestible carbohydrates, the β-mannans, on pig and poultry performance and considers the benefits of dietary supplementary of β-mannanase to counteract the associated performance losses.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherElanco Animal Health
Number of pages9
Publication statusPrint publication - 3 Oct 2023

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