Biology of Nutrition in Growing Animals
Author: Jurgen Zentek

Product Details


  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Published: September 2005
  • ISBN-13: 9780444512321


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.

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. Westr÷m
  • 4. Carboxylic acids as bioregulators and gut growth promoters in nonruminants,
  • by Z. Mroz, S.-J. Koopmans, A. Bannink, K. Partanen, W. Krasucki, M. ěverland 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. MŘller
  • 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. Waagb°
  • 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