Dr. Steven C. Ricke is the Director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Arkansas (UA) and is a faculty member of the Dept. of Food Science and Cellular and Molecular Graduate program. He received the Poultry Sci. Assoc. (PSA) Research Award in 1999, American Egg Board award in 2006 and the PSA Evonik Award for Achievement in Poultry Science in 2019. He was honored as a Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Faculty Fellow in 2002 and the Division of Agriculture - UA John White Outstanding Research Award in 2012. He served as co-founder and former President of the Arkansas Association of Food Protection (AAFP). He was named an AAFP Fellow in 2015, a PSA Fellow in 2017, an International for Food Protection Fellow and University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Distinguished Alumni in 2019. He was selected as an American Society for Microbiology Distinguished Lecturer and served from 2015 to 2017.
This collection summarises current research on the composition and function of the gastrointestinal tract in poultry, the factors that affect its function, and nutritional strategies to optimise poultry nutrition, health and environmental impact.
Part 1 begins by summarising advances in sequencing and omics technologies to understand gut function. It then reviews our current understanding of the gut microbiota, the development of the gut microbiome over the life of the bird, and gut function in nutrient processing and immune response. The second part of the book reviews what we know about factors affecting gut function and health. Chapters cover gastrointestinal diseases, the interaction between pathogens and the gut as well the impact of antibiotics. The final group of chapters discuss current research on the effectiveness of feed additives in optimising gut health, including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, antimicrobials, essential oils and other botanicals as well as cereal grains.
With its distinguished editor and team of expert chapter authors, this will be a standard reference for poultry scientists, poultry feed manufacturers and the poultry farming community.
Particular focus on development of the chicken gut microbiome over the lifetime of the bird
Reviews interactions between pathogens and the gut and the role of antibiotics in this process
Comprehensive review of research on efficacy of poultry feed additives: probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, antimicrobials, essential oils and other botanicals, cereal grains
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Table of contents
Part 1 Understanding the gastrointestinal tract 1.Commercial poultry production and gut function: a historical perspective: Dana Dittoe and Steven C. Ricke, University of Arkansas, USA; and Aaron Kiess, Mississippi State University, USA; 2.Advances in sequence technologies for generating poultry gut microbiome data: Xiaofan Wang and Jiangchao Zhao, University of Arkansas, USA; 3.Omics technologies for connecting host responses with poultry gut function: Jana Seifert and Bruno Tilocca, University of Hohenheim, Germany; 4.Understanding gut microbiota in poultry: Robert Moore, RMIT University, Australia; 5.In ovo development of the chicken gut microbiome and its impact on later gut function: E. David Peebles, Mississippi State University, USA; 6.Understanding gut function in poultry: immunometabolism at the gut level: Ryan J. Arsenault, University of Delaware, USA; 7.Understanding gut function in poultry: the role of commensals, metabolites, inflammation, and dysbiosis in intestinal immune function and dysfunction: Michael H. Kogut, USDA-ARS, USA;
Part 2 Factors that impact the gastrointestinal tract and different types of birds 8.Genetics and other factors affecting intestinal microbiota and function in poultry: Michael D. Cressman, The Ohio State University, USA; Jannigje G. Kers, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; and Lingling Wang and Zhongtang Yu, The Ohio State University, USA; 9.Antibiotics and gut function: historical and current perspectives: Jeferson M. Lourenço, Darren S. Seidel and Todd R. Callaway, University of Georgia, USA; 10.Gastrointestinal diseases of poultry: causes and nutritional strategies for prevention and control: Raveendra R. Kulkarni, North Carolina State University, USA; Khaled Taha-Abdelaziz, University of Guelph, Canada and Beni-Suef University, Egypt; and Bahram Shojadoost, Jake Astill and Shayan Sharif, University of Guelph, Canada; 11.The interaction between gut microbiota and pathogens in poultry: Ruediger Hauck, Auburn University, USA; and Lisa Bielke and Zhongtang Yu, The Ohio State University, USA; 12.Microbial ecology and function of the gastrointestinal tract in layer hens: Steven C. Ricke, University of Arkansas, USA;
Part 3 Feed additives and gut health modulation 13.Controlling pathogens in the poultry gut: Osman Yasir Koyun and Todd R. Callaway, University of Georgia, USA; 14.The role of probiotics in optimizing gut function in poultry: Guillermo Tellez and Juan D. Latorre University of Arkansas, USA; Margarita A. Arreguin-Nava, Eco-Bio LLC, USA; and Billy M. Hargis, University of Arkansas, USA; 15.Role of prebiotics in poultry gastrointestinal tract health, function, and microbiome composition: Steven C. Ricke, University of Arkansas, USA; 16.The role of synbiotics in optimizing gut function in poultry: Guillermo Tellez and Juan D. Latorre, University of Arkansas, USA; Margarita A. Arreguin-Nava, Eco-Bio LLC, USA; and Billy M. Hargis, University of Arkansas, USA; 17.Short chain organic acids: microbial ecology and antimicrobial activity in the poultry gastrointestinal tract: Steven C. Ricke, University of Arkansas, USA; 18.The role of essential oils and other botanicals in optimizing gut function in poultry: Divek V. T. Nair, Grace Dewi and Anup Kollanoor-Johny, University of Minnesota, USA; 19.The role of specific cereal grain dietary components in poultry gut function: Paul Iji, Figi National University, Figi Islands and University of New England, Australia; Apeh Omede, University of New England, Australia and Kogi State University, Nigeria; Medani Abdallah, University of New England, Australia and University of Khartoum, Sudan; and Emmanuel U. Ahiwe, University of New England, Australia and Federal University of Technology – Owerri, Nigeria;