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Biological feed and animal gut health

Edited by: Prof. Haifeng Wang

In the past, biological feed was explored and broadly used to improve the animal gut health, feed efficiency and production. This special issue is to exchange the research discovery, progress, and ideas in the field of biological feed and animal gut health, such as probiotics and prebiotics for improving the animal production. The papers focused on the mechanism of Lactobacillus and other direct-fed microbial supplementation, and resistant starch to modulate the gut immunity, barrier function and health and growth in livestock. Topics ranged from basic discovery research on how bio-feed modulate intestinal function to applied principles and practical feeding of bio-feed in livestock.

This series was published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology.

  1. Starch from cereal grains, pulse grains, and tubers is a major energy substrate in swine rations constituting up to 55% of the diet. In pigs, starch digestion is initiated by salivary and then pancreatic α-amy...

    Authors: Felina P. Y. Tan, Eduardo Beltranena and Ruurd T. Zijlstra

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:124

    Content type: Review

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  2. Antimicrobials have been widely used to prevent and treat infectious diseases and promote growth in food-production animals. However, the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance poses a huge threat to public an...

    Authors: Tao Ma, Tim A. McAllister and Le Luo Guan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:121

    Content type: Review

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  3. Direct-fed microbials (DFMs) are feed additives containing live naturally existing microbes that can benefit animals’ health and production performance. Due to the banned or strictly limited prophylactic and g...

    Authors: Yajing Ban and Le Luo Guan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:109

    Content type: Review

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