Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Use of hydrolyzed bioactive protein peptides in poultry feed to improve production parameters.


Protein is a major component of animal tissues and products. Thus, adequate intake of dietary protein is essential to optimise growth, production performance, and feed efficiency in poultry. Soybean meal is most commonly used protein source and used around 20-30 % in poultry feed. Now days protein feed ingredients like soybean meal are consistently increasing in cost; so protein has become one of the most expensive nutrients in poultry diet. After feed consumed by birds, the proteins in feed ingredients are hydrolyzed into small peptides and free amino acids in the gastrointestinal tract of birds, which consume energy. To save this energy, importance of hydrolyzed protein or bioactive peptides in poultry nutrition has been increased.  Bioactive protein peptides are produced through the process of enzymatic hydrolysis that generates smaller amino acids chains. Interest in bioactive peptides supplementation in poultry diets has increased over the past decade. Bioactive peptides can be produced from a variety of food ingredients (of animal or plant origin) by microbial fermentation, enzymatic, alkali or acid hydrolysis. Bioactive peptides which are produced during protein hydrolysis can deliver better functional properties such as anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and immunomodulatory. Supplementation of such hydrolyzed bioactive peptides in poultry diet results in the improvement of intestinal health, growth and production performance. 

What are hydrolyzed proteins or bioactive peptides? 

Hydrolyzed proteins are derived from the chemical or enzymatic hydrolysis of proteins into its biologically active components like, amino acids and peptides. Bioactive peptides usually contain between 3 and 20 amino acids residues and remain inactive while the sequences are kept within the parent protein



  • Bioactive peptides derived from enzymatic fermentation have less hyper allergic and anti-nutritional factors as compared to other protein ingredients. 

  • Bioactive peptides have shown significant increase in the number and size of villi of gut, which facilitates more surface area available for nutrient absorption.

  • Few hydrolyzed proteins having anti-hypertensive effect. Anti-hypertensive peptides functioned by blocking angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) which modulates the rennin angiotensin system thereby regulating blood pressure.   

  • Bioactive peptides shown antioxidant and anti-Inflammatory effect by inhibiting nuclear factors –kappa B and blocking the secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines in an oxidative-stress. 

  • Some bioactive peptides shown antibacterial effect by damaging cell membrane of bacteria, interfering with the functions of their intracellular protein inducing the aggregation of cytoplasm protein and affecting metabolism of bacteria. 

  • Immunomodulatory bioactive peptides increase immunity by boost immune cells functions i.e. natural killer cell activity or cytokine regulation. 

  • High quality protein helps to moulted birds back to laying eggs quickly. Hydrolyzed proteins are one of the high quality protein which supports smooth and quick laying in moulting birds. 

  • In summer feed formulators are reducing crude protein % in poultry diet with extra supplementation of amino acids to minimize negative impact of heat stress due to high heat increment effect of protein. To overcome productive losses easily digestible hydrolyzed proteins can be added in poultry diet. 

About BPPS Forte:

  • BPPS Forte is a poly-nutritional feed supplement produced by hydrolysis of proteins (soybean meal) at specific locations with the help of microbial enzymes into bioactive peptide fragments which can be effectively utilized.

  • BPPS Forte possesses higher bioavailability leading to rapid absorption in the bird’s digestive system thereby bringing wide range of physiological functions and elicits performance significantly.

Benefits of BPPS Forte:

Product Specification:

Dosage : 5 kg/ton of feed in broiler pre-starter and 2.5 kg/ton of feed in starter phase.

: 5 kg/ton of feed during pre-lay phase and 2.5 kg/ton of feed in other stress conditions.

Presentation : 10 kg bag.

About Advanced Bio-Agro Tech Ltd (ABTL):

We are a nutrition and enzyme technology company offering pioneering products and technical services to the global animal feed industry. ABTL combines in-depth knowledge of enzyme technology, animal nutrition, with current research and expertise in science to deliver unmatched value to the animal feed nutrition, agriculture, and dairy industries.

For more information or other product details, please contact us https://abtlenzymes.com/contact-us/ or Call us +91-20-27291020/21

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Protease Enzyme in Poultry Feed

In recent years protein feed ingredients are consistently increasing in cost and protein in poultry diets has become one of the most expensive nutrient. Urbanization is putting pressure to produce more and high quality protein sources in less space. Neutralizing substandard quality feed ingredients with effective tools has also become a new concern. In parallel people are more concerned on impact of animal agriculture on environmental pollution. Hence research has focused in the direction to enhance nutrients digestibility (Protein, CHO and Phosphorus) and reduce excretion of nutrients through waste generated by livestock production. Use of exogenous enzymes in poultry feed has been ongoing and many commercial enzyme products are presently available to the poultry feed industry. Phytase enzyme is well known to maximum poultry feed producers around the world. Enzymes are added in poultry feed to improve nutrients digestibility, reducing anti-nutritional factors, reducing secondary bacterial proliferation in hind gut as well as for environmental issues. 

A Protease also called a peptidase or proteinase is an enzyme that catalyzes proteolysis, the breakdown of proteins into smaller polypeptides or single amino acids. They do this by cleaving the peptide bonds within proteins by hydrolysis, a reaction where water breaks bonds. Proteases are involved in many biological functions, including digestion of ingested proteins, protein catabolism and cell signaling. 

Proteases may be classified by the optimal pH in which they are active

Acid Proteases - Works in Proventriculus and Gizzard ( pH 2.5 – 3.5 )

Neutral Proteases – Works in Duodenum and Jejunum ( pH 6.5 - 7 ) 

Basic Proteases /Alkaline Proteases – Works in Ileum ( 7.2 – 7.8 )

Use of protease enzyme is capable of improving soybean meal and other protein sources protein solubility, amino acids digestibility and reducing anti-nutritional factors such as trypsin inhibitors, glycinin, β conglycinin. Exogenous protease enzyme supplementation in poultry feed may improve efficiency of poultry production by improving low quality feed ingredients digestion thereby reducing nutrient losses through excreta and lowering feed cost by reducing nutrition level of poultry diet without compromising performance. 

Using a Protease enzyme can increase the protein utilization rate and therefore may decrease the dietary protein requirement in broiler chickens.

About BG-PRO

BG-PRO is a zootechnical additives and digestibility enhancer helps in optimizing protein digestion and amino acid utilization. It is an intrinsically heat stable, multipotent protease enzyme feed additive that optimizes digestibility of proteins in poultry feed ingredients.

BG-PRO is a broad-spectrum protease having acid, neutral and alkaline protease activities which works effectively on all the alternative protein raw materials. It is produced by submerged fermentation technology from Bacillus subtilis having protease activity NLT 6, 00,000 U/g.

BG-PRO advantages at a glance

BG-PRO because of its broad-spectrum activity has the capacity to maximize protein digestion and amino acid utilization from all the alternative protein sources. This action of BG-PRO has multifold advantages which are associated with the growth, gut health and farm environment.


Technical Specifications

  • Ingredients: Bacillus subtilis fermentation soluble having protease activity NLT 6,00,000 U/g. 
  • Dose: 100-200 g/ton of feed or as directed by a nutritionist.
  • Appearance: Light brown dry powder.
  • Packaging: 25 kg bag.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Improve Animal Nutrition Using The Best Enzymes in Poultry Feed - BG-Xylan™

BG-Xylan™ is a unique xylanase enzyme feed additive scientifically developed by ABTL scientists for consistent, and premium performance. An endo-1,4-beta-xylanase, BG-XYLAN™ improves animal nutrition and gut health by breaking down non-starch polysaccharides (specifically xylans) in cell walls of feed grains so that valuable entrapped nutrients can be released for digestion.

It improves animal nutrition and performance

  • BG-Xylan ™ outperforms other xylanases by releasing up to 40 kcal / kg in corn based poultry feed and up to 45 kcal / kg in wheat poultry feed due to its unique protein structure and pH.

  • BG-Xylan ™ breaks down soluble and insoluble xylan, increasing the release of nutrients from many types of feed grains. It has an extended enzyme site that allows greater catalytic activity than other commercial xylanases

  • BG-Xylan ™ has a unique pH profile that works optimally at 5.7 - 7.0 pH in the small intestine of poultry where most of the digestion takes place.

  • BG-Xylan ™ speeds up digestion by reducing digestion viscosity and improving passage rate.

Know more enzymes in poultry feed from ABTL Animal Health and Nutrition.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Enzymes in Poultry Feed | Poultry Feed Additives


Global demand for protein derived from poultry products, especially meat and eggs, is growing at an exponential rate and is expected to grow further in the future. Therefore, the poultry industry faces more challenges than ever before in order to meet the growing demand for protein. With the provision of valuable and affordable protein to the world's growing population, the poultry sector needs to focus on food safety management, nutrient security, animal welfare, and environmental concerns.

ABTL provides innovative solutions and services that will help poultry producers succeed in these challenges. Our advanced feed additive solutions provide a wide range of benefits: they can help increase production and productivity, improve animal health and welfare, reduce environmental impact and improve product quality. ABTL is a leading animal nutrition and enzyme technology company in India with research, expert knowledge and innovative product sectors to assist and support profitable poultry production.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

ABTL @Poultry India 2017 Exhibition at Hitex, Hyderabad

ABTL participated in the recently held Poultry India 2017 Exhibition at Hitex, Hyderabad. We received an overwhelming response of visitors at our ABTL stall. We would like to thank all the visitors including our existing customers for spending their valuable time visiting our stall at Poultry India 2017. It was our pleasure and honour and we enjoyed many inspiring conversations with our customers and industry experts. We were impressed by the number of visitors and the great interest in our products, and technical services. 
Thus we consider our participation in Poultry India 2017 to be a success and thanks to all the visitors as your numbers exceeded all our expectations. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

ABTL @ Indian Poultry Journalists Association (IPJA), Technical Seminar @Namakkal, TN.

ABTL Participated in Indian Poultry Journalists Association (IPJA), Technical Seminar @Namakkal, August 12, 2017.

ABTL presented a technical talk on the topic "Gut Health Management in Poultry Production" in the technical seminar series hosted by IPJA.

Use of hydrolyzed bioactive protein peptides in poultry feed to improve production parameters.

Introduction Protein is a major component of animal tissues and products. Thus, adequate intake of dietary protein is essential to optimise ...