Lignocellulose and cellulose: dietary fibre for pet food

Lignocellulose and cellulose are used in pet food as dietary fibre - also referred to as crude fibre in animal feed. Both feed materials are neutral in taste. According to studies, the added dietary fibre in the food stimulates peristalsis, shortening the time it takes for the food to pass through the large intestine. Food rich in dietary fibre, therefore, prevents sluggish bowel movements and constipation. Both lignocellulose and cellulose bind water and give structure to the faeces, improving its consistency. Even animals with a tendency to soft, improperly formed stools can benefit from these dietary fibres. Do lignocellulose and cellulose, however, really have the same effects?

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JELU at Pig Symposium

On 28 February 2014, JELU-WERK was represented at the Pig Symposium in Poland – the annual information event of the feed supplier Cargill. About 250 of the largest Polish pig breeders accepted the company's invitation.

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