Pig and poultry nutrition, health and production
Animal production is constantly changing. Over recent years, feed costs have increased significantly. Furthermore, today more emphasis is being placed on the health and welfare of production animals and birds, and in particular to the risk of zoonoses and potential food scares. The pig and poultry industries must now address not only the costs and efficiency of production, but also the impact of health and disease to both animals and the consumer.
This edited collection of papers is taken from a series of seminars that brought together some of the world's leading authorities in the field of pig and poultry nutrition, health and production. The fundamental theme is to address the issues of nutrition and health, and in particular to cover the interactions and potential conflicts between the two. The importance of digestive function and the influence of nutrition on health and disease are covered in-depth. Strategies to combat salmonella and mycotoxins are also discussed.
Ideal book for nutritionists, veterinarians, animal producers, students and researchers studying animal and applied biological sciences.
SECTION ONE: Regulating gut function and immunity
Denise Kelly, Imke Elisabeth Mulder and Bettina Schmidt
SECTION TWO: Digestive function of amino acids: implications for pig health and performance
Ronald O. Ball
SECTION THREE: Nutritional maintenance of gut health: an impending reality?
Bernard Sève, Alice Hamard and Nathalie Le Floc’h
SECTION FOUR: Novel strategies to manage the mycotoxin menace
SECTION FIVE: Salmonella in modern pig production: here today, gone tomorrow?
SECTION SIX: Nutritional approaches to controlling Salmonella
Colm A. Moran
SECTION SEVEN: Is immune function being traded off for optimal performance?
Brooke D. Humphrey, J. D’Amato and M. Moulds
SECTION EIGHT: Emerging pathologies: are we prepared?
Steve R. Collett
SECTION NINE: ‘Zero Salmonella’: the new European mantra?
Filip van Immerseel, Ulrich Methner, Frank Pasmans, Freddy Haesebrouck and Richard Ducatelle
SECTION TEN: The challenge of managing health in an integrated business
Dennis P. Wages
SECTION ELEVEN: Mycotoxins in poultry production: impact on animal performance andimmunity
This book weighs: 635g
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