Using vegetable proteins in pig and poultry feed

Using vegetable proteins in pig and poultry feed

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Research shows that it may be possible to overcome challenges and achieve eubiosis in vegetable-based feeds with a multi-enzyme system.

As animal proteins are increasingly being removed from animal feeds, vegetable-based feeds are becoming more popular. However, vegetable-based feeds are a particular challenge for the micro-flora of the gastrointestinal tract of pigs and poultry in that they have high fiber content and contain plant proteins that are generally digested less easily than animal proteins. As a result, some micro-organisms may grow exponentially on poorly digested nutrients, invade the small intestine and compete for nutrients with the host animal.