Effects of xylanase supplementation in dairy cow diets

Effects of xylanase supplementation in dairy cow diets

Using exogenous fibrinolytic enzymes has been proposed as a method to increase fiber digestibility mainly in low-quality feeds. Specifically, xylanase is an enzyme that helps break down β-1,4-linked backbone of arabinoxylans from cell walls, and it has been reported that its supplementation increases milk yield in lactating dairy cows.

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