Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 10, Issue 1,2012
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Intestine size changes generated by the non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) content in wheat and by forage enzymes


Lavinia Stef, Dan Drinceanu, Gabi Dumitrescu, Eliza Simiz, Călin Julea, Ducu Sandu Stef, Ciprian Cosmin Pandur

Recieved Date: 2011-11-06, Accepted Date: 2012-01-12


The objective of this experiment was to determine the main intestine dimension changes generated by the NSP content of the combined forage and by xylanase utilization in concordance with wheat proportion in the structure of the combined forage (CF) for broilers. In this viewpoint, we carried out an experiment consisted of 5 experimental variants, as follows: an EG1 experimental group fed with compound forage which did not contain wheat in structure, an EG2 experimental group fed with compound forage with 60% wheat incorporated into the structure, an EG3 experimental group with 60% wheat incorporated into the structure plus the amount of 100 ppm xylanase, an EG4 experimental group with 30% wheat and barley in the same proportion and an EG5 experimental group with 50 ppm xylanase and beta glucanase added to the quantity of wheat and barley incorporated in EG4. At the end of the experiment, successor to chicken killing, we determined the main changes at gut level dimension and stomach muscle. By incorporating the proportioned wheat of 60% in the combined forage structure, the intestinal dimensions (length, diameter) get changed, and also the width of the stomach muscle. The incorporation of enzymes in the combined structure forage reduce the differences between the intestinal dimensions available in the group fed with enzyme and the one that was not fed with enzyme.


Wheat, non-starch polysaccharides, xylanase broiler, intestine size

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2012
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 167-172

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