Protease: Optimizing protein digestibility
The addition of a high-quality protease, such as CIBENZA® DP100 from Novus International, allows for maximum flexibility in dietary formulations, and optimizes dietary energy and protein digestibility. CIBENZA DP100 is an intrinsically heat-stable, broad-spectrum protease that complements animals’ endogenous enzymes to hydrolyze less-digestible proteins in animal feeds. Research has demonstrated CIBENZA DP100 enhances dietary protein digestibility, supports animal performance and reduces feed cost when compared to other protease sources.
Inclusion of CIBENZA DP100 improves digestion of protein in feed ingredients, thereby allowing lower inclusion of total protein when formulating poultry diets. Secondly, due to the increased digestion of protein, a lesser amount of undigested protein is passed into the hind gut. This consequently reduces the proteolytic fermentation that can lead to formation of potentially toxic end products, such as biogenic amines, phenolic components, ammonia and other volatile components, which are detrimental to the health and production performance of poultry. As CIBENZA DP100 is effective in reducing the amount of undigested protein, it leaves less protein available for C. perfringens growth in the gut, which may lead to a lower incidence of necrotic enteritis (Figure 2).