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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. Many countries have already banned the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry, making it extremely difficult to maintain animal health in livestock breeding. In the livestock industry, there is an urgent need ...

    Authors: Jinping Shi, Yu Lei, Jianping Wu, Zemin Li, Xiao Zhang, Li Jia, Ying Wang, Yue Ma, Ke Zhang, Qiang Cheng, Zhao Zhang, Yannan Ma and Zhaomin Lei
    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2023 14:31
  2. Gut homeostasis is of importance to host health and imbalance of the gut usually leads to disorders or diseases for both human and animal. Postbiotics have been applied in manipulating of gut health, and utili...

    Authors: Yifan Zhong, Shanshan Wang, Hanqiu Di, Zhaoxi Deng, Jianxin Liu and Haifeng Wang
    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2022 13:38
  3. Since the overuse of antibiotics in animal production has led to a selection of antibiotic-resistant pathogens that affect humans and animals as well. Scientists are therefore searching for novel natural alter...

    Authors: Liya Zhang, Laila Ben Said, Nadège Hervé, Séverine Zirah, Moussa Sory Diarra and Ismail Fliss
    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2022 13:34
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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