Effect of β-Mannanase and α-Galactosidase Supplementation to Soybean Meal Based Diets on Growth, Feed Efficiency and Nutrient Digestibility of Rainbow Trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum)

  • Received : 2013.09.30
  • Accepted : 2014.02.18
  • Published : 2014.05.01


A 12-week feeding trial was conducted with 87 g rainbow trout to evaluate the effects on growth performances, feed efficiency and nutrient digestibility of adding ${\beta}$-mannanase and ${\alpha}$-galactosidase enzymes, solely or in combination. Seven diets were prepared by adding ${\beta}$-mannanase, ${\alpha}$-galactosidase and mixed enzyme at two different levels (1 g/kg and 2 g/kg) to control diet (without enzyme) including soybean meal. Mixed enzymes (1 g/kg, 2 g/kg) were prepared by adding ${\beta}$-mannanase and ${\alpha}$-galactosidase at the same doses (0.5+0.5 g/kg and 1+1 g/kg). At the end of the experiment, addition of ${\beta}$-mannanase, ${\alpha}$-galactosidase and mixed enzyme to diet containing 44% soybean meal had no significant effects on growth performance and gain:feed (p>0.05). In addition, adding ${\beta}$-mannanase, ${\alpha}$-galactosidase and mixed enzyme in different rations to trout diets had no affect on nutrient digestibility and body composition (p>0.05).


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