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1. In vitro growth of gut microbiota with selenium nanoparticles

December 2019
Sheeana Gangadoo | Benjamin W. Bauer | Yadav S. Bajagai | Thi Thu Hao Van | Robert J. Moore | Dragana Stanley

The application of nanoparticles rose steeply in the last decade, where they have become a common ingredient used in processed human food, improving food properties such as shelf life and appearance....

2. Effect of dietary supplementation of Bacillus coagulans or yeast hydrolysates on growth performance, antioxidant activity, cytokines and intestinal microflora of growing-finishing pigs

December 2019
Runqi Fu | Daiwen Chen | Gang Tian | Ping Zheng | Xiangbing Mao | Jie Yu | Jun He | Zhiqing Huang | Yuheng Luo | Bing Yu

This study was to investigate the effects of dietary supplementation of Bacillus coagulans (BC) and yeast hydrolysates (YH) on growth performance, antioxidant activity, cytokines and intestinal microflora...

3. In vitro rumen fermentation of feed substrates added with chestnut tannins or an extract from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni

March 2020
Chiara Sarnataro | Mauro Spanghero

Rumen fermentation parameters and microbiota were evaluated in 3 in vitro rumen fermentation experiments after addition of chestnut tannins (CWT) or an extract from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni (SB) to...

4. A Saccharomyces cerevisiae RC016-based feed additive reduces liver toxicity, residual aflatoxin B1 levels and positively influences intestinal morphology in broiler chickens fed chronic aflatoxin B1-contaminated diets

March 2020
Valeria Poloni | Alejandra Magnoli | Analía Fochesato | Andrea Cristofolini | Matías Caverzan | Cecilia Merkis | Mariana Montenegro | Lilia Cavaglieri

The present study was conducted to investigate the ability of Saccharomyces cerevisiae RC016 (Sc)-based feed additive to reduce liver toxicity, residual aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) levels and influence intestinal...

5. Use of antibiotics in broiler production: Global impacts and alternatives

June 2018
Youcef Mehdi | Marie-Pierre Létourneau-Montminy | Marie-Lou Gaucher | Younes Chorfi | Gayatri Suresh | Tarek Rouissi | Satinder Kaur Brar | Caroline Côté | Antonio Avalos Ramirez | Stéphane Godbout

Antibiotics are used to fight bacterial infections. However, a selective pressure gave rise to bacteria resistant to antibiotics. This leaves scientists worried about the danger to human and animal...

6. Effect of dietary L-glutamate levels on growth, digestive and absorptive capability, and intestinal physical barrier function in Jian carp (Cyprinus carpio var. Jian)

June 2020
Ye Zhao | Tian-Ran Zhang | Qian Li | Lin Feng | Yang Liu | Wei-Dan Jiang | Pei Wu | Juan Zhao | Xiao-Qiu Zhou | Jun Jiang

The present study explored effects of L-glutamate (Glu) levels on growth, digestive and absorptive capability, and intestinal physical barrier functions of Jian carp (Cyprinus carpio). A total of 600...

7. Effects of benzoic acid, Bacillus coagulans and oregano oil combined supplementation on growth performance, immune status and intestinal barrier integrity of weaned piglets

June 2020
Junning Pu | Daiwen Chen | Gang Tian | Jun He | Ping Zheng | Xiangbing Mao | Jie Yu | Zhiqing Huang | Junqiu Luo | Yuheng Luo | Bing Yu

This experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of benzoic acid, Bacillus coagulans and oregano oil combined supplementation on growth performance, immune status and intestinal barrier integrity...

8. Antioxidant mechanism of tea polyphenols and its impact on health benefits

June 2020
Zhaoming Yan | Yinzhao Zhong | Yehui Duan | Qinghua Chen | Fengna Li

Tea trees have a long history of cultivation and utilization. People in many countries have the habit of drinking tea and choosing green tea, oolong tea, or black tea according to different regions...

9. Implications of butyrate and its derivatives for gut health and animal production

June 2018
Andrea Bedford | Joshua Gong

Butyrate is produced by microbial fermentation in the large intestine of humans and animals. It serves as not only a primary nutrient that provides energy to colonocytes, but also a cellular mediator...

10. Specialized protein products in broiler chicken nutrition: A review

June 2015
Sleman S.M. Beski | Robert A. Swick | Paul A. Iji

In poultry nutrition, most attention is given to protein products, due to the importance of protein as a major constituent of the biologically active compounds in the body. It also assists in the synthesis...

11. Potential and challenges of tannins as an alternative to in-feed antibiotics for farm animal production

June 2018
Qianqian Huang | Xiuli Liu | Guoqi Zhao | Tianming Hu | Yuxi Wang

Naturally occurring plant compounds including tannins, saponins and essential oils are extensively assessed as natural alternatives to in-feed antibiotics. Tannins are a group of polyphenolic compounds...

12. Effect of toasting grain silages from field peas (Pisum sativum) and field beans (Vicia faba) on in vitro gas production, methane production, and post-ruminal crude protein content

Available online 1 May 2020
Martin Bachmann | Christian Kuhnitzsch | Sebastian Michel | Annabel Thierbach | Mandy Bochnia | Jörg M. Greef | Siriwan D. Martens | Olaf Steinhöfel | Annette Zeyner

Legume grains such as field peas and field beans can be produced on a local level, and may be reliable sources of dietary protein and energy apart from common soybean and rapeseed meals. In ruminants,...

13. Gastrointestinal tract (gut) health in the young pig

June 2018
John R. Pluske | Diana L. Turpin | Jae-Cheol Kim

An optimally functioning gastrointestinal tract (GIT) clearly is of importance to the overall metabolism, physiology, disease status and performance of pigs of all stages of growth and development....

14. Ginger extract enhances antioxidant ability and immunity of layers

December 2019
Shengying An | Guanzhong Liu | Xin Guo | Yahui An | Renyu Wang

This experiment was to investigate ginger extract on production performance, antioxidant ability and immunity of laying hens. A total of 600 Hy-Line brown laying hens aged at 25 wk old were randomly...

15. Cassava: Nutrient composition and nutritive value in poultry diets

December 2016
Natalie K. Morgan | Mingan Choct

Insufficient supply, high prices and competition with the human food and biofuel industries means there is a continuous demand for alternative energy sources for poultry. As a result, cassava is becoming...

16. Recent advances in fermented feeds towards improved broiler chicken performance, gastrointestinal tract microecology and immune responses: A review

March 2019
Sugiharto Sugiharto | Samir Ranjitkar

Previously, fermentation has been associated with methods that improve the nutritional value of unconventional feed ingredients for broilers. In recent decades, the fermentation process has been employed...

17. Nano zinc, an alternative to conventional zinc as animal feed supplement: A review

September 2016
Partha S. Swain | Somu B.N. Rao | Duraisamy Rajendran | George Dominic | Sellappan Selvaraju

The uniqueness of Zn is that, it is the second most abundant trace element in the animal body but can't be stored in the body, thus regular dietary intake is required. Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles...

18. Performances of local poultry breed fed black soldier fly larvae reared on horse manure

March 2018
Nassim Moula | Marie-Louise Scippo | Caroline Douny | Guy Degand | Edwin Dawans | Jean-François Cabaraux | Jean-Luc Hornick | Rudy C. Medigo | Pascal Leroy | Frederic Francis | Johann Detilleux

In poultry, feed based on maggots, like larvae of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) is an attractive option to substitute current ingredients which are expensive and often in direct or indirect...

19. Dietary fiber and chicken microbiome interaction: Where will it lead to?

March 2020
Tahir Mahmood | Yuming Guo

The last few decades have been marked by a rapid genetic improvement in chicken growth rates. The modern-day chicken is more efficient in converting feed into muscle mass than their predecessors. This...

20. Potential of essential oils for poultry and pigs

June 2018
Hengxiao Zhai | Hong Liu | Shikui Wang | Jinlong Wu | Anna-Maria Kluenter

The increasing pressure of abolishing and/or decreasing the use of antibiotics as antimicrobial growth promoters for livestock calls for alternative solutions to sustain the efficiency of current livestock...

21. Non-antibiotic feed additives in diets for pigs: A review

June 2018
Yanhong Liu | Charmaine D. Espinosa | Jerubella J. Abelilla | Gloria A. Casas | L. Vanessa Lagos | Su A. Lee | Woong B. Kwon | John K. Mathai | Diego M.D.L. Navarro | Neil W. Jaworski | Hans H. Stein

A number of feed additives are marketed to assist in boosting the pigs' immune system, regulate gut microbiota, and reduce negative impacts of weaning and other environmental challenges. The most commonly...

22. Animals as sources of food-borne pathogens: A review

September 2018
Norma Heredia | Santos García

Food-producing animals are the major reservoirs for many foodborne pathogens such as Campylobacter species, non-Typhi serotypes of Salmonella enterica, Shiga toxin-producing strains of Escherichia coli,...

23. Solid-state fermented plant protein sources in the diets of broiler chickens: A review

December 2019
Oladapo Olukomaiya | Chrishanthi Fernando | Ram Mereddy | Xiuhua Li | Yasmina Sultanbawa

Protein sources are the second most important component in poultry diets. Due to the fluctuation in price of soybean meal (SBM) and persistent increase in feed prices, nutritionists have been exploring...

24. Using probiotics to improve swine gut health and nutrient utilization

December 2017
Shengfa F. Liao | Martin Nyachoti

To maintain a healthy gut is definitely key for a pig to digest and absorb dietary nutrients efficiently. A balanced microbiota (i.e., a healthy micro-ecosystem) is an indispensable constituent of a...

25. Essential oils as alternatives to antibiotics in swine production

June 2018
Faith A. Omonijo | Liju Ni | Joshua Gong | Qi Wang | Ludovic Lahaye | Chengbo Yang

This review article summarizes the efficacy, feasibility and potential mechanisms of the application of essential oils as antibiotic alternatives in swine production. Although there are numerous studies...

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