The role of oligosaccharides and polysaccharides of xylan and mannan in gut health of monogastric animals
Utsav P. Tiwari 1, Stephen A. Fleming 1, Muhammed S. Abdul Rasheed 1, R. Jha 2 and Ryan N. Dilger 1. / 1 Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA; 2 Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA.
IntroductionMarket availability and fluctuation in the cost of conventional feed ingredients are pushing producers to increase inclusion of low-cost, fibre-rich co-products in the diets of monogastric animals. One major issue of this approach is that digestibility of high-fibre ingredients varies widely, with α-linked starch being digestible through hydrolytic–enzymatic action, but &be...