Special Issue "Antioxidant Micronutrients in Animal Diet: From Health to Meat Quality"
A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Outcomes of Antioxidants and Oxidative Stress".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021).
Interests: vitamins; micronutrients; lipid metabolism; oxidative status; lipid oxidation; nutrition; digestive health; quality
Diet is the main route of entry for exogenous antioxidants in the living animal. The enormous variability of food available, the particular interaction between different nutrients and those that show antioxidant activity, and the particular environment characteristics of each individual create a broad panorama of action in which the animal as an individual receives a special importance. Furthermore, the use of antioxidants through animal nutrition is one of the most used strategies, and with greater effects than administration on food, to improve the quality of products of animal origin, in terms of aspects ranging from their nutritional value to their stability, as well as characteristics which are highly appreciated by the consumer, such as their color, tenderness or aroma. Many compounds have been studied to date, and the combination of different substances is becoming more frequent in order to obtain the beneficial aspects of each, without often knowing the effects of their interaction or the real scope of their use on the wellbeing of the animal.
As guest editor, it is my pleasure to invite you to submit your latest research findings or a review article to this Special Issue, which will bring together current research concerning animal nutrition and the different antioxidant compounds whose addition may improve the health status of animals as well as the nutritional value and/or quality of the derived products. This research can include plant extracts, vitamins, minerals, micronutrients, etc. of natural or synthetic origin, applied at different species or physiological states relating to any of the following topics: antioxidants as an ingredient and feed stability; antioxidants in drinking water; antioxidants in nutrition and stress control; as a strategy to improve endogen antioxidants; health status; animal performances; digestive homeostasis; in vivo mechanisms of action; nutrients interactions in absorption and tissue accumulation; meat/egg quality; meat/egg nutritional value.
Dr. Ana I. Rey
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- Micronutrients in animal intake (diets and water)
- Oxidative stress
- Physiological stress
- Digestive homeostasis
- Meat quality