Using inulin in pig and poultry feeds

Using inulin in pig and poultry feeds

Inulin is an oligosaccharide that can be used as a functional fiber in diets for poultry and pigs.

Inulin has been making headlines for a few years now, but it remains a little-known ingredient and is even less used in the feed industry. As a functional fiber, inulin can be used in a comprehensive nutrition program in diets without antibiotics to “feed” the beneficial bacteria at the exclusion of the pathogenic ones. To better understand how to use this ingredient, it is important to know both its origin and functionality.