The animal nutrition division of DuPont Industrial Biosciences will host a Phytase 101 workshop just prior to the ESPN 2015 opening ceremony on Monday 24 August, the aim of which is to share the latest scientific findings on phytate - and other factors that should influence phytase choice and dose. Future phytase trends will also be discussed during and after the four expert sessions, the topics of which will be as follows:
- “Winning with phytase” Peter Plumstead, Associate Professor, Monogastric Nutrition at the University of Pretoria, will present research on phytase and dosing choices that maximize value, both in terms of profitability and animal performance. He will also predict where scientific innovation will take us to in the phytase and phytate space.
- “Phytate, phytase and calcium interactions” Dr C. Roselina Angel, Associate Professor, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, will unveil her latest research on calcium and phosphorus metabolism and requirements, focusing on methodologies to evaluate phytase effectiveness and achieving the right calcium balance.
- “Action of different phytase types and doses on phytate in different segments of the broiler digestive tract – what we know now and what we need to know more about” Loek de Lange, Manager Poultry Cluster, Schothorst Feed Research will share the latest research and his opinion on future developments.
- “Choosing the right phytase to improve sodium pump function, reduce the catabolism of amino acids and increase protein and glucose uptake” Ha Hong Truong, Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney, will share highlights from two recently published studies looking at the impact of sodium digestibility particularly on glucose in four segments of the small intestine. She will also show that certain types of phytase can increase glucose and protein absorption by reducing the catabolism of amino acids.
Event moderator, Anne-Marie Debicki-Garnier, Technical Director EMEA at Danisco Animal Nutrition, commented, “The objective of this workshop is to help animal nutritionists discuss how best to differentiate their business through phytase use with leading experts in the field in an informal and objective environment.”
Limited places are still available at the workshop; find out more or sign up, click here.