Key Features

  • Critical review and state-of-the art articles written by recognized specialsists in animal nutrition and gastrointestinal physiology
  • Novel approaches for improving gastrointestinal function in young farm animals
  • New ways of interpretation of basic knowledge of nutrition

Table of 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 o


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About the editors

Rainer Mosenthin

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Animal Nutrition, Physiology and Feed Chemistry

Juergen Zentek

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Nutrition, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria

Teresa Zebrowska

Affiliations and Expertise

The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology & Nutrition