Nutrients and Feed Additives in Ruminants

A special issue of Ruminants (ISSN 2673-933X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2024 | Viewed by 191

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Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
Interests: feed additives; feed evaluation; exogenous enzymes; greenhouse gas emissions; gut health and function; integrated crop-livestock systems; nutraceuticals; rumen fermentation; rumen microbiome; ruminants; metabolomics
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Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
Interests: feed additives; feed evaluation; exogenous enzymes; greenhouse gas emissions; gut health and function; plant nutraceuticals; rumen fermentation; rumen microbiome; ruminants
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ruminant production plays a critical role in food security worldwide. Sufficient levels of nutrients are necessary to meet requirements for maintenance, growth and lactation and thus guarantee animal well-being and performance. Feed additives have continued to play a significant role in diverse areas of animal production. This has expanded the intensity and scope of research into additive effects on dry matter intake, feed efficiency, metabolome, immune function, and the gut health of ruminant animals. However, inconsistent results have limited the use of several feed additives, thereby necessitating further research in order to validate results of research on animal species, product activity, application rate, product composition, stage of life, mode and time of delivery, ruminal activity, compound stability, and product–feed specificity.

This Issue will focus on research that can provide solutions to current and emerging challenges in the development of novel feed additives around the world. 

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Animals.

Dr. Uchenna Y. Anele
Dr. Lydia K. Olagunju
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Ruminants is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • cattle
  • feed additives
  • feed evaluation
  • goat
  • greenhouse gases
  • gut health
  • nutrient metabolism
  • sheep
  • sustainability

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