Special Issue "Nutritional Interventions during Gestation in Ruminant"

A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases in Veterinary Medicine".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 18 April 2024 | Viewed by 139

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Forough Ataollahi
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Guest Editor
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650, Australia
Interests: animal health and welfare; improvement of immune system by nutrition optimisations; animal immunity and physiology; gene diversity and expression in animal health and disease
Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650, Australia
Interests: animal science; animal production; animal nutrition; ruminant nutrition; meat quality; animals food science; feeding; forage; agricultural statistics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Maternal nutrition has a significant influence on the health and well-being of dams and their offspring. This is widely evident given that overfeeding and underfeeding during different stages of gestation can cause significant impacts on placenta development, fetus growth, newborn survival, health and growth as well as the health and survival of dams. Advancements in our understanding of ‘fetal programming’, via nutritional interventions during gestation, offer further cause for consideration. Namely, the strategic management of maternal nutrition could offer a practical pathway to enhance ruminant production and performance outcomes. With this knowledge, it would be advantageous to compare and quantify the required and optimal application of maternal nutrition to ruminants raised for agricultural purposes.

The objective of this Special Issue is to showcase the latest research investigating nutritional strategies during gestation and their impact on ruminant health and performance.

If you are keen to contribute a manuscript to this Special Issue, please reply to us with the title and brief introduction. We look forward to working with you.

Dr. Forough Ataollahi
Dr. Benjamin Holman
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • gestation
  • ruminants
  • offspring health
  • fetus health
  • offspring survival

Published Papers

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