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Potentially Harmful Organisms and Substances in Feedstuffs and Animal Faeces: Report No. 5

Potentially Harmful Organisms and Substances in Feedstuffs and Animal Faeces: Report No. 5

Senatskommission zur Beurteilu (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60001-4

May 2007

190 pages

Select type: O-Book

Description

Intensive animal husbandry is often associated with an increasing use of substances for preventive health care, agents to control storage pests, preservatives, drugs, purification agents, disinfectants, agents which improve feed conversion as well as other organic and inorganic substances. It was the task of the ad hoc group "For the Evaluation of Potentially Harmful Organisms and Substances in Feedstuffs and Animal Faeces" to investigate the importance of these harmful substances and their negative consequences on the human food chain, animal health and on the environment. The purpose of this status report is to provide information as to what measures need to be taken to reduce and to avoid the risks from potentially harmful organisms and substances in feedstuffs and animal faeces. Each section ends with a summary and proposal of further research and a list of the most relevant literature.
Introduction
Harmful organisms and their metabolites
Viruses and unconventional pathogens
Bacteria in feedstuffs and faeces
Fungi in Feedstuffs and faeces
A review of the parasites in feedstuffs and animal faeces
Pests in stored feedstuffs
Substances for the prevention of health problems and agents to improve feed conversion
Cleansing agents
Disinfectants
Substances to improve feed utilisation
Other organic and inorganic substances
Free amino-acids in feedstuffs
Probiotics as feed additives in agricultural farm animals
Preservatives in feedstuffs
Concluding remarks and outlook
"...a unique publication?reflects the impact of global public health questions involving the environment, food-producing animals and impact on food supplies." (Vet and Human Toxicology, Vol. 44, No. 1, February 2002)