Herbal Extracts and Herbal-Derived Products to Support Animal Health and Productivity

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal System and Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 132

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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, 400372 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: antimicrobial assays; biological activities of natural products; herbal extracts; antimicrobial resistance; zoonotic bacteria
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Faculty of Pharmacy, Iuliu Hațieganu Medicine and Pharmacy University, 400012 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: phytochemistry; biological activities of plant-origin bioactive compounds; chromatography
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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, 400372 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: veterinary internal medicine; clinical laboratory; biochemistry; endocrinology; neurology

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Dear Colleagues,

Herbal extracts (HE) and herbal-derived products (HP) are increasingly promoted in veterinary medicine for their multiple beneficial properties, namely antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, immunomodulating, nephroprotective, hepatoprotective, etc. Of note, preserving animal health status, supporting and augmenting productivity, boosting the immune system’s functionality, and providing feasible alternatives to conventional medications in disease management are listed among the major outcomes associated with HP.

The available literature underlines the advantages of HE and HP compared to classical drugs. These aspects are relevant, but not sufficient alone. Comprehensive and multidisciplinary research is needed to gain further insights into the positive impact of HE and HP on animal health and productivity.

Based on these premises, this Special Issue welcomes original research articles and review papers that present ethnoveterinary data and in vitro and/or in vivo evaluations of plant metabolites, standardized herbal extracts (HE), and herbal-derived products (HP); research should focus on their potential use as feed additives, growth promoters, and alternative and complementary medicines in livestock and small animals.

Dr. Mihaela Niculae
Dr. Daniela Hanganu
Dr. Daniela Neagu
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Keywords

  • natural products
  • bioactive compounds
  • phytoconstituents
  • biological properties
  • in vitro screening
  • in vivo evaluation
  • animal health
  • animal production

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