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Biology of Nutrition in Growing Animals

Biology of Growing Animals Series

Part of the Biology of Growing Animals series, this book presents up-to-date information on the biology of animal nutrition. It describes how dietary modulation of the gastrointestinal function in young and growing farm animals is achieved through different kinds of feed additives, such as probiotics, prebiotics, organic acids, and novel sources of feed enzymes, as well as bioactive components and metabolic modifiers. The book also discusses the role of nutrition in immune response and animal health, the problem of antinutrients — including mucotoxins and some minerals — in animal nutrition, and the biotechnological, molecular, and ecophysiological aspects of nutrition. In addition, safety and legal aspects are presented.

Included in series
Biology of Growing Animals

Hardbound, 640 Pages

Published: October 2005

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-51232-1


  • Contents

    Keynotes to the series
    Preface & acknowledgements

    Part I. Feed additives and bioactive components in animal nutrition
    1. Intestinal fermentation: dietary and microbial interactions,
    by A. Piva, F. Galvano, G. Biagi and G. Casadei
    2. Fermentable carbohydrates: potential dietary modulators of intestinal physiology, microbiology and immunity in pigs,
    by E. Bauer, B.A. Williams, M.W.A. Verstegen and R. Mosenthin
    3. The quality of dietary protein digestion affects animal performance and regulates gut bacteria growth: hypotheses and facts,
    by S.G. Pierzynowski, D. Kruszewska and B.W. Weström
    4. Carboxylic acids as bioregulators and gut growth promoters in nonruminants,
    by Z. Mroz, S.-J. Koopmans, A. Bannink, K. Partanen, W. Krasucki, M. Øverland and S. Radcliffe
    5. Metabolic modifiers in animal nutrition: potential benefits and risks,
    by G.K. Murdoch, E.K. Okine and R.J. Christopherson
    6. Inorganic feed additives,
    by J. Pallauf and A.S. Müller
    7. Enzymes, bacterial direct-fed microbials and yeast: principles for use in ruminant nutrition,
    by K.A. Beauchemin, C.R. Krehbiel and C.J. Newbold
    8. Control of intestinal diseases by dietary supplementation with antibodies,
    by T. Stefaniak
    9. Legal aspects for functional feed ingredients in the EC,
    by J. Zentek and M. Lahrssen-Wiederholt

    Part II. Nutrition in relation to immune response and health
    10. Handling of dietary antigens: nutritional interactions with the gut immune function,
    by J. Zentek
    11. Immune response and nutrient intake,
    by P. Bosi and P. Trevisi
    12. Dietary manipulation of infectious bowel disease,
    by D.E. Hopwood, J.R. Pluske and D.J. Hampson
    13. Feeding and disease resistance in fish,
    by R. Waagbø

    Part III. Antinutrients in animal nutrition
    14. Effects of antinutritional factors and mycotoxins on feed intake and on the morphology and function of the digestive system,
    by J.P.F. D’Mello
    15. Decontamination and detoxification of mycotoxins,
    by J. Leibetseder
    16. Minerals: functions, requirements, excessive intake and toxicity,
    by T. Studzin´ ski, J. Matras, E.R. Grela, L. Valverde Piedra, J. Truchlin´ ski and M.R. Tatara
    PART IV. Biotechnological, molecular and ecophysiological aspects of nutrition
    17. GMO in animal nutrition: potential benefits and risks,
    by A. Pusztai and S. Bardocz
    18. Genetic influences on nutrient utilization in growing farm animals,
    by C.F.M. de Lange and K.C. Swanson
    19. Manipulation and characterization of the rumen ecosystem through biotechnology,
    by T.A. McAllister, R.J. Forster, R.M. Teather, R. Sharma, G.T. Attwood, L.B. Selinger and K.N. Joblin
    20. Manipulation of the ecosystem of pigs through biotechnology,
    by C. Moran
    21. Manipulation of the poultry ecosystem through biotechnology,
    by S. Smulikowska



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