Method and composition for maintaining animals on a keratin-containing diet

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PATENT NO 5186961
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07670122

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Methods and compositions for maintaining animals on a diet containing keratin as a source of protein are disclosed. The method comprises feeding an animal a carbohydrate source and a first protein source, the first protein source comprising keratin and a keratinase capable of hydrolyzing the keratin. A composition of the present invention is an animal feed comprising a carbohydrate source and a first protein source, the first protein source comprising keratin and a keratinase capable of hydrolyzing the keratin. A preferred keratin for practicing the present invention is ground feather, and a preferred keratinase for practicing the invention is obtained from Bacillus licheniformis strain PWD-1.

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NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITYOFFICE OF RESEARCH COMMERCIALIZATION 1021 MAIN CAMPUS DRIVE CAMPUS BOX 8210 RALEIGH NC 27695-8210

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lee, Chung-Ginn Taipei, TW 1 10
Shih, Jason C H Cary, NC 13 96

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