The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of supplementation of an exogenous enzyme preparation (EEP) on performance, total-tract digestibility of nutrients, plasma AA profile, and milk fatty acids composition in lactating dairy cows fed a reduced-starch diet compared with a normal-starch diet (i.e., positive control). Forty-eight Holstein cows (28 primiparous and 20 multiparous) were enrolled in a 10-wk randomized complete block design experiment with 16 cows per treatment. Treatments were as follows: (1) normal-starch diet (control) containing (% dry matter basis) 24.8% starch and 33.0% neutral detergent fiber (NDF), (2) reduced-starch diet (RSD) containing 18.4% starch and 39.1% NDF, or (3) RSD supplemented with 10 g/cow per day of an EEP (ENZ). The EEP contained amylolytic and fibrolytic activities and was top-dressed on the total mixed ration at the time of feeding. Compared with normal-starch diet, dry matter intake and milk and energy-corrected milk (ECM) yields were...

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