BRI to Talk Xylanase Feed Enzyme in Swine Diets

John DavisAgribusiness, enzymes, Research, Swine

bri-logoAcademic research partners with biotechnology company BioResource International, Inc. (BRI) will talk about a research study using its xylanase feed additive, Xylamax. The company says the findings of the use of the enzyme with nursery pigs will be discussed at the ADSA – ASAS Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) in Orlando, Florida, July 12 – 16, 2015.

The study, “Effects of supplemental xylanase on growth, gut health and ileal nutrient digestibility in nursery pigs fed corn-soybeal meal-based diets with two dietary energy levels,” was conducted in collaboration with research partners from North Carolina State University, including Dr. Inkyung Park, Ph.D., Hongyu Chen and Dr. Sung Woo Kim, Ph.D. Study findings will be presented Monday, July 12, at 10 a.m. in Sebastian I-4.

Results showed that supplemental xylanase in corn-soybean meal-based pig diets enhances growth performance and gut health of nursery pigs as indicated by increased feed efficiency, reduced malondialdehyde (MDA) and reduced tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) concentrations in duodenal mucosa. Full details of the study protocol and results can be found on the JAM website.

“While BRI has built an extensive knowledge base around the effects of protease and xylanase feed enzymes in poultry diets, these recent studies show promising results in swine production as well,” noted Giles Shih, CEO, BRI. “We believe that future research trials will further our understanding of and ability to design feed additives that economically, safely and sustainably optimize animal nutrition across multiple species.”

This is the second presentation on BRI’s enzymes from Dr. Kim’s group this year.