Super-dosing phytase improves grow finish performance

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2017-03-22
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Gould, Stacie
Holloway, Cassie
Boyd, Dean
Zier-Rush, Cate
Elsbernd, Amanda
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Patience, John
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The Department of Animal Science originally concerned itself with teaching the selection, breeding, feeding and care of livestock. Today it continues this study of the symbiotic relationship between animals and humans, with practical focuses on agribusiness, science, and animal management.

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The Department of Animal Husbandry was established in 1898. The name of the department was changed to the Department of Animal Science in 1962. The Department of Poultry Science was merged into the department in 1971.

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Higher levels of phytase increased feed efficiency by 1% on live and carcass weight basis, as well as improving growth rate on a live weight basis and on a carcass weight basis.

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This article is published as Patience, J.F., S. Gould, C. Holloway, R.D. Boyd, C. Zier-Rush and A, Elsbernd. Super-dosing phytase improves grow-finish performance. National Hog Farmer. March 22, 2017. Posted with permission.

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