New results on nutritional emulsifier presented at PSA 2016 in New Orleans

The nutritional emulsifier Excential Energy Plus optimizes fat digestiblity and lowers feed costs. New results on this product were presented at the 2016 edition of the Poultry Science Association (PSA) annual meeting. This event took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, from July 11 to 14th. During this scientic confererence, poultry scientists, graduate students, nutritionists, veterinarians, producers and industry representatives gather and discuss latest insights and research.

Two interesting papers on Orffa’s nutritional emulsifier (Excential Energy Plus) were presented during this conference. Levy Teixeira from Federal University of Lavras (UFLA) in Brazil presented part of his PhD work (supervised by prof Bertechini from UFLA). The first paper described a trial that evaluated the effect of the nutritional emulsifier in broiler diets with increasing levels of soybean oil. The test diets were formulated with increasing level of soybean oil (0%, 1.5%, 3%, 4.5% and 6%) and every level of oil was tested with or without emulsifier. The second paper showed the effects of the emulsifier in diets with different sources of oil/fat for broiler chickens. Both papers show that the emulsifier significantly improved dry matter and fat digestibility and this resulted in a higher metabolizable energy (AMEn) for broiler diets. This gives nutritionists the opportunity to formulate diets with a lower energy level, without compromising performance, resulting in lower feed costs and a more sustainable animal production.

The text of both abstract can be downloaded via the link below. The full book of abstracts is available on the Poultry Science Association website www.poultryscience.org

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