Efficacy of different commercial phytase enzymes and development of an available phosphorus release curve for Escherichia coli-derived phytases in nursery pigs

Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, College of Agriculture, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 66506, USA.
Journal of Animal Science (Impact Factor: 1.92). 11/2010; 88(11):3631-44. DOI: 10.2527/jas.2010-2936
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ABSTRACT In 2 experiments, a total of 184 pigs (PIC, initial BW of 10.3 and 9.7 kg for Exp. 1 and 2, respectively) were used to develop an available P (aP) release curve for commercially available Escherichia coli-derived phytases. In both experiments, pigs were fed a corn-soybean meal basal diet (0.06% aP) and 2 diets with added inorganic P (iP) from monocalcium phosphate (Exp. 1: 0.075 and 0.15% aP; Exp. 2: 0.07 and 0.14% aP) to develop a standard curve. In Exp. 1, 100, 175, 250, or 500 phytase units (FTU)/kg of OptiPhos 2000 or 200, 350, 500, or 1,000 FTU/kg of Phyzyme XP were added to the basal diet. In Exp. 2, 250, 500, 750, or 1,000 FTU/kg of OptiPhos 2000; 500, 1,000, or 1,500 FTU/kg of Phyzyme XP; or 1,850 or 3,700 FTU/kg of Ronozyme P were added to the basal diet. One FTU was defined as the amount of enzyme required to release 1 µmol of iP per minute from sodium phytate at 37°C. For all phytase products, the manufacturer-guaranteed phytase activities were used in diet formulation. All diets were analyzed for phytase activity using both the Phytex and AOAC methods. Pigs were blocked by sex and BW and allotted to individual pens with 8 pens per treatment. Pigs were killed on d 21, and fibulas were collected and analyzed for bone ash. In both experiments, increasing iP improved (linear, P < 0.01) G:F and percentage bone ash. Pigs fed increasing OptiPhos had improved (Exp. 1: linear, P < 0.001; Exp. 2: quadratic, P < 0.001) percentage bone ash, as did pigs fed increasing Phyzyme XP (linear, P < 0.001). In Exp. 2, increasing Ronozyme P improved (quadratic, P < 0.01) percentage bone ash. Using analyzed values from the AOAC method and percentage bone ash as the response variable, an aP release curve was developed for up to 1,000 FTU/kg of E. coli-derived phytases (OptiPhos 2000 and Phyzyme XP) in P-deficient diets. The prediction equation was Y = -0.000000125X(2) + 0.000236X + 0.016, where Y = aP release (%) and X = analyzed phytase (FTU/kg) in the diet.

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