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Biotechnology in Animal Feeds and Animal Feeding

Biotechnology in Animal Feeds and Animal Feeding

R. John Wallace (Editor), Andrew Chesson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-61534-6

Jul 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

368 pages

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With the dramatically rising sophistication of biological methods and products and the increasing use of recombinant DNA technology, now is an apt time to review the status of biotechnology in animal feeding.

This book gives succinct yet comprehensive coverage of products of biotechnology and allied sciences used in animal feed and feeding industries. Particular emphasis is placed on:

- Conservation and upgrading of feeds and feed components
- Increasing the protein value of feeds
- Antimicrobials
- Microbial feed additives
- Increasing the energy value of feeds.

Moreover, increasing environmental concerns are reflected in chapters describing dietary products which may help to reduce environmental hazards from animal feeding enterprises. A discussion of social and legislative aspects relating to biotechnology and animal feeding rounds off this useful compilation of timely articles.
Biotechnology in animal feeds and animal feeding: an overview
Legislation and the legislative environment
Silage additives
Biological upgrading of feed and feed components
Transgenic plants with improved protein quality
Industrial amino acids in nonruminant animal nutrition
Protected proteins and amino acids for ruminants
Antibacterials in poultry and pig nutrition
Ionophores and antibiotics in ruminants
Microbial probiotics for pigs and poultry
Oligosaccharide feed additives
Microbial feed additives for pre-ruminants
Microbial feed additives for ruminants
Transgenic plants with improved energy characteristics
Dietary enzymes for increasing energy availability
Biotechnology in the treatment of animal manure
Feed additives and other interventions for decreasing methane emissions