Topical Collection "Poultry Feeding and Gut Health"
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 Collection seeks 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 investigating the crosstalk between feed ingredients and host gut response with further implications in mediation birds’ health.
Dr. Paweł Konieczka
Dr. Dorota Bederska-Łojewska
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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 semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- poultry nutrition
- gut health
- feed additives
- meat quality
- gut microbiota
- enzymes, antimicrobe
- antibiotic substitutes
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