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.
- 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
Contents Keynotes to the series Preface & acknowledgements Contributors 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 Index
Edited by Rainer Mosenthin, PhD, Professor of Animal Nutrition, Physiology and Feed Chemistry; Juergen Zentek, Institute of Nutrition, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria; and Teresa Zebrowska, The Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology & Nutrition