Meeting diverse needs

One size doesn't fit all

Enzymes and microbes can dramatically improve animal health and feed efficiency.

But with Animal Health & Nutrition, one size doesn’t fit all. At Novozymes, we match our world leading Research, Development & Production capabilities with the industry insight and global commercial presence of our partners. Together, we bring innovative solutions to meet diverse customer and consumer needs.

Innovation-driven partnerships
Meet the experts

Take the mystery out of phytase

Phosphorus is essential for animal metabolism, but is often inaccessible to swine and poultry in the most common animal feedstocks.  Adding inorganic phosphates allows feed to meet phosphorus needs, but it increases the cost and environmental impact of production.   
Phytase is an enzyme that releases phosphate from animal feed. Our phytase expert Lars Skov and DSM principle scientist Aaron Cowieson help demystify phytases by explaining their characteristics and product forms.
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Product range

Co-create the future of feed

The Animal Health & Nutrition products we develop with our partners enable more sustainable and economical livestock production. They include feed enzymes that help increase the nutritional value of feed and naturally occurring microbes known as probiotics that can reduce antibiotic usage in livestock. They also include a range of sustainable microbial solutions for aquaculture that improve water quality, reducing the risk of disease and increasing yields.

The Ronozyme® portfolio of feed enzymes

Our Feed Enzymes Alliance with DSM brings groundbreaking products to market with:  


Adding phytase enzymes to swine and poultry feed allows animals to access otherwise inaccessible phosphorus in the most common feedstocks. This reduces the need to add inorganic phosphates to their feed, resulting in lower costs and environmental impact. 


By enhancing the digestibility and utilization of all protein sources, our proteases reduce the required protein content in feed and nitrogen excretion levels. The result is lower costs and environmental impact.   


Adding carbohydrases to feed increases the digestibility of nutrients locked into cell walls, and extracts as much value as possible from the feed. This results in optimized animal performance and reduced feed costs.   

Find more information about the Ronozyme® portfolio of feed enzymes


Balancius™ is the first and only broiler feed ingredient designed to unlock the hidden potential in gastrointestinal functionality. Balancius is a novel microbial muramidase that supports digestion, gastrointestinal functionality and improves animal performance. To find out more about the benefits of Balancius, visit
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Alterion® probiotic

Alterion® is a probiotic based on beneficial bacteria that improve feed utilization and provide a natural alternative to antibiotic growth promoters on poultry farms.

Balances gut microbia for optimal performance, even under challenged conditions. It also provides protection against future intestinal disorders. Designed to help deliver consistency, Alterion® is a complete probiotic solution for poultry with an innovative formulation that ensures hassle-free usage and optimal activation in the small intestine. By acting positively on the gut microbiota, Alterion® has a beneficial dual action on both performance and microbial balance.

Find more information about Alterion®.
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Aquaculture solutions

Our microbial solutions for aquaculture use probiotics to help maintain healthy water conditions in a natural and effective way. This improves growth, survival and disease resistance.

Novozymes PondDtox®

Exposure to hydrogen sulfide can lead to reduced feeding and increased mortality. PondDtox® is the only microbial safeguard against hydrogen sulfide build-up, which it oxidizes into harmless compounds. The result is reduced mortality and improved growth and yield.

Novozymes PondPlus®
A stable phytoplankton bloom is essential for an optimal, stress-free environment. A propriety strain in the Novozymes PondPlus® blend ensures this stability, while other unique strains in the blend have been selected for their ability to digest bottom sludge and excess feed at low oxygen levels. The result is higher survival and feeding rates, lower disease rates and feed conversion ratios (FCRs) and improved yield.
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