Nutritional tools, such as enzymes, that are able to show efficacy in hydrolysing NSP (both soluble and insoluble) can positively influence zootechnical performance.
Hostazym® X is a unique enzymatic complex for optimal fibre degradation with a lead position in pig nutrition. In five different trials recently set up by Huvepharma®, the efficacy of Hostazym® X in improving the zootechnical performance of fattening pigs was tested.
Results (Figure 1) show that Hostazym® X has a consistent response in reducing FCR, independently of diet fed (and the fibre structure in it). The contribution of Hostazym® X to better pig performance and optimal production efficiency can be explained by four main actions:
- Viscosity reduction (hydrolysis of soluble NSP)
- Release of extra nutrients from the diet (hydrolysis of insoluble NSP)
- Positive influence on the gut microflora
- Improved hind gut fermentation process leading to additional uptake of energy by the pig