Xylanase mechanisms explored for swine diets

Swine producers can maximize xylanase benefits through understanding its mechanisms.

Recent swine trials have shown that introducing xylanase early in the nursery period and feeding it through to slaughter increases overall pig finisher performance.

In a new video released by AB Vista, Dr. Pete Wilcock, global technical manager at AB Vista, explained how the response may be potentially associated with three mechanisms.

“The first mechanism is the ability to reduce digesta viscosity. The addition of xylanase breaks down the long-chain arabinoxylans, which imp

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