Special Issue "Growth Promoters Used in Animal Feed: Minimizing Their Presence in Animal’s Production Systems and Environment"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Marta I. Miranda Castañón
Guest Editor
Departamento de Anatomía, Producción Animal y Ciencias Clínicas Veterinarias. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Facultad de Veterinaria. Campus Terra, Lugo, Spain
Interests: cattle; toxic and trace elements; organic farming; conventional farming; cattle medicine
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Dr. Einar Vargas-Bello Perez
Guest Editor
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Grønnegårdsvej 3, DK-1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
Interests: ruminant nutrition; physiology
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Dr. Manuel Gonzalez
Guest Editor
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Toluca, Mexico
Interests: small ruminants; microbial crude protein; dairy science; curve lactation; animal nutrition; meta-analyses

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Exogenous enzymes, probiotics or plant extracts supplemented in animal diets is an alternative that replaces the use of antibiotics and synthetic growth promoters and that improves the productive performance of the livestock production, at a lower production cost. The use of these alternatives in animal’s diets create profitability in food with environmental, economic sustainability and human health.

Specific themes contribute:

  • Antimicrobial Growth Promoters used in Animal Feed;
  • Antibiotic and growth promoter’s regulation: Minimizing environmental and health effects;
  • Feed alternatives as growth promoters in animal feeding (i.e. enzymes, probiotics, secondary compounds, plant extracts, seaweeds).

Prof. Marta I. Miranda Castañón
Dr. Einar Vargas-Bello Perez
Dr. Manuel Gonzalez
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Animals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Enzymes
  • Plant extracts
  • Seaweeds
  • Probiotics
  • Growth Promoters
  • Feed alternatives
  • Secondary compounds
  • Antibiotics
  • Livestock production
  • Antimicrobial resistance

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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