The moderate level of energy usually limits the inclusion of barley in most poultry diets. Additionally, the level of Beta-glucan can be problematic in terms of poor performance and wet litter or wet manure. Synthetic enzymes can be used to overcome most of the problems.
- Causing Agents
- High level of Beta-glucan in Barley
- Affected Systems/Organs
- Digestive Tract. Wet Litter/Manure. Faecal Moisture
- Mainly Affects
- Faecal Moisture Wet litter/manure and Performance
- Synthetic enzymes added in the diet
- Suggested Actions
- Technical assistance recommended
- Can be managed with feed additives, off-the-shelf medications
Impact on Egg quality
Impact on Liveability
Impact on Production
Overall Economic Impact
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