Biology of Nutrition in Growing Animals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444512321, 9780444529145

Biology of Nutrition in Growing Animals, Volume 4

1st Edition

Biology of Growing Animals Series

Editors: Rainer Mosenthin Juergen Zentek Teresa Zebrowska
eBook ISBN: 9780444529145
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444512321
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 10th October 2005
Page Count: 640

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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 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



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.

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


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About the Editors

Rainer Mosenthin Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Animal Nutrition, Physiology and Feed Chemistry

Juergen Zentek Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Teresa Zebrowska Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology & Nutrition