Special Issue "Integrated Role of Nutrition and Digestive Physiology for Pig Production"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Pigs".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2023) | Viewed by 215

Special Issue Editors

Distance Education Adjunct Faculty, Unity College, New Gloucester, ME 04260, USA
Interests: swine and companion animals nutrition; digestive physiology; nutritional immunology; immunology
Department of Animal Science, North Carolina State University, 116 Polk Hall, Campus Box 7621, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Interests: swine nutrition; digestive physiology; applied swine nutrition; biotechnology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The interaction among nutrition, digestive physiology, and the microbiota of the gastrointestinal tract influences overall swine health and productivity. Despite recent advances in pig nutrition and digestive physiology, the potential applications of this new knowledge have not been fully appreciated. For example, questions such as how one can use nutrition techniques and knowledge of digestive physiology combined to positively affect the functionality and health of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) in commercial settings remain to be fully addressed. The current Special Issue will focus on applied aspects of the integrated role of nutrition and the digestive physiology of pigs to improve productivity, welfare, and the environmental impact of pig production.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Anoosh Rakhshandeh
Prof. Dr. Sung Woo Kim
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nutrition
  • digestive physiology
  • pig
  • microbiota
  • intestinal immunity
  • digestive capacity
  • gut health

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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