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The effects of soluble non-starch polysaccharides and β-glucanase in dogs

Twomey, L.N., Pethick, D.W.ORCID: 0000-0002-3255-7677, Rowe, J.B., Choct, M., Brown, W. and McConnell, M.F. (2000) The effects of soluble non-starch polysaccharides and β-glucanase in dogs. In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, V24, 214, 3 - 6 December, Fremantle, Western Australia

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High levels of soluble non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) in dog foods have been found to cause some decrease in nutrient digestion and poor stool quality (1 ). Enzymes are used in other species to reduce these anti-nutritive effects by partially cleaving the NSP molecules (2). The aims of this study were to test the effects of adding barley, a grain rich in soluble NSP to dog diets and to examine if these effects can be negated by the addition β-glucanase.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
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