Effect of Feed Additives/Supplements on the Quality of Animal Products

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 152

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Department of Veterinary Science, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: ruminants; equids; feed; milk; meat; lipid; environmental impact of diet and farms; functional food; nutraceuticals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, animal products are required to address many challenges: satisfying the global demand for animal protein, ensuring food security for the world population as well as contributing and maintaining to human health and animal welfare, and safeguarding the environment.

The quality of animal products is closely related to the quality of animal feeds; feeds and various feed additives have been shown to increase the nutritional quality of animal-origin food, which in turn promotes a healthy human diet. In addition, animal feeding contributes to the presence in animal products of a number of physiologically active components that deserve attention for their potential role in health promotion. In the future, feed formulation shall experience adaptations in order to contribute to more resource-efficient feed use, while meeting animal nutritional requirements, improving the health-promoting characteristics of food for humans, and assuring sustainable production systems.

In animal feed, a circular economy approach provides a cost-effective alternative to traditional, resource-intensive raw materials like corn and soybeans. The use of byproducts as animal feed helps create a more sustainable and resilient system by minimizing waste and maximizing the use of available resources.

We are placed to invite you to submit papers that address the use of feed additives, byproducts, or nutritional strategies for improving the quality of animal products and the environmental impact of animal productions.In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following: effect of feed, additives/supplements, natural extract, enzymes, essential oils, plant metabolites, ammino acids, vitamins, yeast, probiotics, macroalgae and microalgae, and byproducts on the quality and functionality of animal products (milk and meat), as well as on the environmental impact of animal productions.

Dr. Iolanda Altomonte
Guest Editor

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  • milk
  • meat
  • nutrients
  • nutraceuticals
  • ruminants
  • equids
  • feed
  • environmental impact
  • byproducts
  • circular economy
  • supplements

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