Poultry and pig nutrition: Challenges of the 21st Century

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Wouter H. Hendriks, Martin W.A. Verstegen and László Babinszky

Animal nutrition plays a vital role in answering 21st century challenges. Leading authorities in nutrition & related disciplines provide their views & solutions.

Poultry and pig nutrition: challenges of the 21st century focuses on the important challenges animal production faces in the light of increasing global feed scarcity, climate change and improvements in animal welfare. Animal nutrition plays a critical role in providing answers to these 21st century challenges. Internationally leading authorities in nutrition and nutrition-related disciplines provide their views and solutions. New research areas are discussed and the current gaps in our knowledge are identified. Among the topics discussed are the use of microbes for natural solutions, the importance of individual feed intake determination, technological treatments of feed ingredients, and advances in modelling.

In addition, authors provide their insights on the effects of environment/housing on animal functioning and the impact of climate change on the mycotoxin content of feed ingredients as well as the importance of pro- and antioxidant balance in animals. The increasing global demand for feed will increase the search for alternative feed ingredients especially new protein sources while for an environmentally sustainable human diet, life cycle assessment needs to be combined with other modelling techniques that address environmental impacts of dietary choices at the (inter)national level. Future challenges require new solutions and innovations, and this book contains a collection of ideas for our 21st century challenges.

Further information on the book

1: Challenges in the 21st century in pig and poultry nutrition and the future of animal nutrition
2: New facets to an understanding of dietary nutrient utilisation
3: Feed intake and regulation
4: Gut nutrition and health in pigs and poultry
5: Animal nutrition and immunity in pigs and poultry
6: Nutritional modulation to improve health and welfare
7: Nutrigenomics and its perspective in nutrition
8: The adverse effects of heat stress on the antioxidant status and performance of pigs and poultry and reducing these effects with nutritional tools
9: Using non-invasive synchrotronbased analytical techniques in animal nutrition: a novel approach
10: Biotechnology in the feed industry and animal nutrition: harnessing microbes to provide natural solutions
11 Co-products in swine nutrition and feed formulation
12: Mycotoxins in the feed and animal products
13: Novel protein sources in animal nutrition: considerations and examples
14: Future of animal nutrition: the role of life cycle assessment
15: Nutrition and environmental sustainability
16: The role of nutrient utilisation models in precision animal management
17: Future technologies in pigs & poultry nutrition
18: Precision livestock feeding, principle and practice

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