About the EVENT

Hosted by the University of Arkansas, the University of Illinois and AB Vista, the International Phytate Summit was the third in a series of phytate and phytase summits.

The summit brought together experts in animal nutrition to further our knowledge and understanding of the anti-nutritional factors of phytate and identify advances in diet formulation to combat the anti-nutritional effect of phytate.

The International Phytate Summit provides a dedicated platform for in-depth discussion on phytate. Understanding phytate and its impact on diets is the first step to optimising the value chain of phytate destruction.

IPS3 in Miami


Phytate destruction: Consequences for precision animal nutrition


Developed to harness the information and ideas presented at the 3rd International Phytate Summit, this book aims to provide you with a scientific, peer-reviewed source of the current information and future directions regarding phytate, phytate esters, myo-inositol, calcium and phosphorous, trace minerals and amino acids in pig, poultry and aqua nutrition.

The book and e-book are available to buy from Wageningen Academic Publishers



Note: Each day will finish with further discussions around the presentations in break out groups.

Tuesday 8th Nov - The phytate story



Reduction of phytate (IP6) to IP4, IP3 or perhaps even lower dose not remove its antinutritive properties

Dr Mike Bedford

AB Vista

Update on phytate degradation pattern in the gastrointestinal tract of pigs and broiler chickens

Professor Markus Rodehutscord

University of Hohenheim, Germany

Relevance of gut microbiome and endogenous phosphatases on phytate breakdown: Implications on phosphorus utilisation

Dr Damien Jozefiak

University of Poznan, Poland

Cellular myo-inositol metabolism

Professor Korinna Huber

University of Hohenheim, Germany

Inositol diphosphates: an expanding repertoire of functions and regulation

Professor Steve Safrany

RCSI-Medical University of Bahrain, Bahrain

Low phytate nutrition: What is the pig and poultry industry doing to counter dietary phytate as an anti-nutrient and how is it being applied?

Dr Pete Wilcock

AB Vista

Wednesday 9th Nov - Formulating for the future: minerals
Thursday 10th Nov - Formulating for the future: amino acids


The Four Seasons Hotel

Rising above Miami’s skyline, Four Seasons Hotel Miami on Brickell Avenue is a glittering pillar of sophistication and world-class luxury, just a block from Biscayne Bay in the heart of downtown Miami.

Address: 1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida 33131, United States


Scientific committee

Mike Kidd

Imke Kühn

Markus Rodehutscord

Hans Stein

Carrie Walk


We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By closing this message, you consent to our cookies on this device in accordance with our cookie policy unless you have disabled them.