Special Issue "Poultry Feeding and Gut Health"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Paweł Konieczka

Guest Editor
Department of Poultry Science, University of Warmia and Mazury, Oczapowskiego 5, 10-718 Olsztyn, Poland
Dr. Dorota Bederska-Łojewska

Co-Guest Editor
Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, National Research Institute of Animal Production, 32-083 Balice n. Kraków, Poland

Special Issue Information

Dear Collogues!

Advances in the genetic selection of birds supported via precise nutritional programs have been the main

drivers underlying the growth of the poultry sector in recent decades. However, a negative consequence of genetic selection performed to achieve faster growth rates, better feed utilization and higher product yield is compromised welfare, which is manifested in increased health abnormalities and gut-associated issues, decreased resistance against stress factors, and impaired metabolic features of the final product; these consequences represent the main concerns in poultry production. Therefore, effective means that can limit or prevent multiple types of infectious agents by targeting prevention methods to improve avian welfare and ensure consumer safety are urgently required.

This special issue seeking to publish original research papers, case studies, and review articles focusing on the latest advances in poultry nutrition toward strengthening the gut functional status.

Researchers are invited to submit papers investigated cross-talk between the feed ingredients and the host gut response with their further implication in mediation birds health.

Dr. Paweł Konieczka
Dr. Dorota Bederska-Łojewska
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • poultry nutrition
  • gut health
  • feed additives
  • immunomodulation
  • meat quality
  • gut microbiota
  • enzymes, antimicrobe
  • antibiotic substitutes
  • prophylaxis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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