Special Issue "Alternatives Protein in Animal Nutrition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: non-ruminant nutrition, poultry, companion animals, feed additives, insects as food and feed, GIT microbiology, GIT physiology
Interests: aquaculture, fish nutrition, exotic pets, feed additives, GIT microbiology, insects as food and feed, alternatives protein processing, bone mineralization, GIT
Nowadays, in this era of global environmental crisis, animal nutrition must be transformed into a sustainable area of production to save the planet for future generations. The main issue concerning whole animal production over the next decade will be providing high-quality products for the growing human population without the negative impact of ocean overfishing, the decreasing of water resources, farmland degradation, and deforestation while at the same time preserving biodiversity. Considering the abovementioned worldwide circumstances, we would like to encourage leading scientists working on the topics of alternative protein sources, the circular economy, and the reuse of resources, as well as environmentally friendly feed product processing, to submit original research or review papers.
In particular, we invite original research papers and reviews that address any aspect of the use of alternative proteins in animal nutrition relating to negative environmental footprint reduction and limitation of GMO products, as well as EU legislation and NGO opinions. Topics of special interest are the use of alternative proteins such as oilseeds, grain legumes, forage legumes, leaves, and aquatic and microbial peptides, as well as insects, with respect to nutritional aspects, i.e., nutrient quality, occurrence of anti-nutritional or toxic factors, inclusion levels, etc.; technical aspects, i.e., processing requirements, texture, seasonality, etc.; or animal production aspects, i.e., growth performance, physiology and immunology status, metabolic response, final product quality, health, etc. In particular, papers on the practical use of alternative proteins in animal nutrition are welcome.
Dr. Bartosz Kierończyk
Dr. Mateusz Rawski
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- livestock nutrition
- alternative proteins
- non-GMO products
- nutritional value
- productivity traits
- product quality
- environmental footprint
- animal health
- pet nutrition