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Hemicell®

A unique and patented enzyme that minimizes metabolizable energy loss caused by the Feed-Induced Immune Response from beta-mannans contained in poultry feed.

β-Mannans: the problem component in poultry feed

β-Mannans (beta-galactomannans) are antinutritive fibers found in common feed ingredients, including soybean meal, and other leguminous feeds.1-4 β-Mannans have a molecular pattern similar to some pathogens, which triggers a Feed-Induced Immune Response (FIIR) in poultry.5-9 This unnecessary innate immune system stimulation consumes energy,10,11 and other valuable nutrients.

Hemicell® breaks down β-mannans to spare energy for performance

Most enzyme products are energy-releasing enzymes—they "open up" feed components the animal is unable to access on its own. Hemicell® is different—it's a unique, and patented energy-sparing enzyme. By breaking down β-mannans in poultry feed,12-15 Hemicell® minimizes the metabolizable energy (ME) loss caused by the FIIR from β-mannans, allowing more energy to be available for growth, and performance.10,13,16,17

Important Safety Information

The label contains complete use information, including cautions and warning. Always read, understand and follow the label and use directions.

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  8. Didierlaurent, A., Simonet, M. and Sirard, J-C. 2005. "Innate and acquired plasticity of the intestinal immune system." Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. 62: 1285-1287.

  9. Stahl, P. and Ezekowitz, R. 1998. "The mannose receptor is a pattern recognition receptor involved in host defense." Curr. Opin. Immunol. 10(1): 50-55.

  10. Spurlock, M. 1997. "Regulation of metabolism and growth during immune challenge: an overview of cytokine function." J. Anim. Sci. 75: 1773-1783.

  11. Klasing, K. 2007. "Nutrition and the immune system." Br. Poult. Sci. 48(5): 525-537.

  12. Daskiran, M., Teeter, R., Fodge, D. and Hsiao, H. 2004. "An Evaluation of Endo-β-D-mannanase (Hemicell) Effects on Broiler Performance and Energy Use in Diets Varying in β-mannan content." Poultry Sci. 83: 662-668.

  13. Pettey, L., Carter, S., Senne, B. and Shiver, J. 2002. "Effects of β-mannanase addition to corn-soybean meal diets on growth performance, carcass traits, and nutrient digestibility of weaning and growing-finishing pig." J. Anim. Sci. 80: 1012-1019

  14. Owusu-Asiedu, A., Patience, J., Laarveld, B. et al. 2006. "Effects of guar gum and cellulose on digest passage rate, ileal microbial populations, energy and protein digestibility, and performance of grower pigs." J. Anim. Sci. 84: 843-852.

  15. Pettey, L., Carter, S., Senne, B. and Shriver, J. "Effects of HemicellT addition to nursery diets on growth performance of weanling pigs." J. Anim. Sci. 77(Suppl.1): 195.

  16. Gabler, N. and Spurlock, M. 2008. "Integrating the immune system with the regulation of growth and efficiency." J. Anim. Sci. 86: E64-E74.

  17. Korver, D. 2006. "Overview of the Immune Dynamics of the Digestive System." J. Appl. Poultry Res. 15: 123-135.