Effects of Supplemental Beta-mannanase on Digestible Energy and Metabolizable Energy Contents of Copra Expellers and Palm Kernel Expellers Fed to Pigs

  • Kwon, W.B. (Department of Animal Science and Technology, Konkuk University) ;
  • Kim, B.G. (Department of Animal Science and Technology, Konkuk University)
  • Received : 2015.03.28
  • Accepted : 2015.04.25
  • Published : 2015.07.01


The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of ${\beta}$-mannanase supplementation on digestible energy (DE) and metabolizable energy (ME) contents of copra expellers (CE) and palm kernel expellers (PKE) fed to pigs. Six barrows with an initial body weight of 38.0 kg (standard deviation = 1.5) were randomly allotted to a $6{\times}6$ Latin square design with 6 dietary treatments and 6 periods. Six experimental diets were prepared in a $3{\times}2$ factorial treatment arrangement with 3 diets of a corn-soybean meal-based diet, a CE 30% diet, and a PKE 30% diet and with 2 concentrations of supplemental ${\beta}$-mannanase at 0 or 2,400 U/kg. All diets had the same proportion of corn:soybean meal ratio at 2.88:1. The marker-to-marker procedure was used for fecal and urine collection with 4-d adaptation and 5-d collection periods. No interactive effects were observed between diet and ${\beta}$-mannanase on energy digestibility and DE and ME contents of experimental diets. However, diets containing CE or PKE had less (p<0.05) DE and ME contents compared with the corn-soybean meal-based diet. The DE and ME contents in CE and PKE were not affected by supplemental ${\beta}$-mannanase. Taken together, we failed to find the effect of ${\beta}$-mannanase supplementation on energy utilization in CE and PKE fed to pigs.


Supported by : National Institute of Animal Science


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