Probiotics and Gut Health of Farm Animals
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2022) | Viewed by 6969
Interests: beneficial bacteria; bacteriocins; health; animals; food/feed
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The health of farm animals is always of paramount interest, due to the following chain: healthy animals = healthy animal-derived food = meeting consumers demands. Therefore, breeders try to identify ways to fulfill this demand. They look for natural methods to do this, and probiotic/beneficial microbiota are promising candidates for this purpose; in particular, lactic acid bacteria are promising candidates, which are also known to produce antimicrobial substances with a beneficial influence on, for example, the immune status of animals, optimizing their biochemistry, weight gain and/or carcass quality. The innovation of identification techniques allow improved screening of gut microbiota following the application of beneficial microbiota, as well as to note the influences of different parameters with beneficial consequences. With these aspects in mind, the Special Issue will be focused on the following tasks:
- Character and potential of new probiotic/beneficial strains;
- Effect of the application of probiotic/beneficial strains in farm animals;
- Influence of gut microbiota (especially using sequencing techniques);
- Influence of immunity and physiological parameters;
- Influence of growth parameters or carcass quality;
Combined application of probiotic microbiota and other substances in farm animals, and their effect (comparison).
Dr. Andrea Lauková
Dr. Jana Ščerbová
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