Special Issue "Feed Intervention in Livestock Nutrition: Effects on Gut Microbial Ecology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2021.
Interests: microbial ecology; ruminant nutrition; control of greenhouse gases; precision feeding
Interests: Nutrient absorption and metabolism; microbial fermentation and yield; Ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions
Interests: ruminant and pig nutrition, rumen fermentation, gut microbiota, greenhouse gas emissions
Over the last decades, livestock nutrition has developed into a valuable tool to control disease and environmental impact. After the ban on antimicrobials as growth promoters in the EU, and the development of new technologies to boost our understanding of the effects of microbiota on the animal host, relevant research linked feed intervention (by feed additives, early intervention, and substitutive sources of feeds) to microbiota and their effects on animal health and performance. With this Special Issue, we intend to collect significant research related to both foregut and hindgut digestive systems.
Innovative papers from different research areas, such as immunology, precision feeding, microbiology, and environmental and animal science, are invited to this Special Issue, with the aim of bringing together the latest findings in the use of feed interventions on livestock. Interdisciplinary studies will be taken into account, especially those regarding (but not limited to):
- Precision livestock farming
- Early interventions on gut microbiota
- Feed additives as substitutes of antimicrobials
- Use of alternative sources of feeds
Dr. Gabriel De La Fuente
Dr. Joaquim Balcells
Dr. Ahmad Reza Seradj
Manuscript Submission Information
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- feed additives
- precision feeding
- early intervention
- environmental impact
- gut microbiota