Special Issue "Nutritional Toxicology and Animal Nutrition"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2015)
The cost of supplying feed to farm animals is a major component of the financial inputs into animal agriculture. An important aspect of this is the safety of the feed supplied. Discussions of feed safety are often limited to micro-organisms, pesticides and other residues that contaminate crop plants during growth, harvest, processing or storage. Less attention is given to naturally occurring substances that can cause reduced animal productivity. These substances or chemicals produced by plants are used by the plant to protect it from herbivores, pests and disease. These chemical defenses which are necessary for the plants survival are considered by consumers, both human and animal to be toxins. The toxins and/or anti-nutritional factors found in plants include many classes of alkaloids, glycosides, toxic amino acids, enzyme inhibitors, lectins, allergens, glucosinolates, polyphenolics, polysaccharides, phytate, saponins, nitrates and nitrites, photosensitive agents, biogenic amines and mycotoxins.
This special issue would welcome contributions of both reviews and original research on natural toxic contaminants animal feed and forage of both intensively fed and grazing animals. Knowledge of the occurrence of toxins in the feed supply chain and their metabolic fate in livestock and poultry is critical in terms of both animal production and the safety of animal products in the human diet. An important aspect of nutritional toxicology is chemical analysis and papers that concentrate on this topic are encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Wayne L. Bryden
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- Animal nutrition
- Nutritional toxicology
- Anti-nutritional factors and toxins
- alkaloids, glycosides, toxic amino acids, enzyme inhibitors, lectins, allergens, glucosinolates, polyphenolics, polysaccharides, phytate, saponins, nitrates and nitrites, photosensitive agents, biogenic amines and mycotoxins.
- Feed and toxin analysis
- Food and feed security