Nutritional Requirements

Fibres in layer diets: properties and nutritional functions

Speaker:  Knud Erik Bach Knudsen

Dietary fibres: key feedstuffs to optimize layer nutrition. From adverse to beneficial effects.

Fibres are important components of the layer diets, often more diluted than broiler ones. Having a better knowledge of the characteristics of those fibres will help to better value them. The fibre fraction is represented by carbohydrates and lignin which cannot be digested by the endogenous enzymes. The most important functional properties of fibres are related to solubility and viscous properties in the gut and the encapsulation of potentially available nutrients. Exogenous enzymes can be used to alleviate some of the negative effects of the fibre in relation to feed intake, digestibility and nutrient utilization.

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