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.
Chapters summarise advances in sequencing and omics technologies to understand gut function, 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 book the reviews what we know about factors affecting gut function and health, including 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.
- 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.Overview: commercial poultry production and gut function – historical perspective: Aaron Kiess, Mississippi State University, USA;
2.Advances in sequence technologies for generating poultry gut microbiome data: Jiangchao Zhao, University of Arkansas, USA;
3.Omics technologies for connecting host responses with poultry gut function: Jana Seifert, University of Hohenheim, Germany;
4.Understanding gut microbiota in poultry: Rob Moore, RMIT, Australia;
5.In ovo development of the chicken gut microbiome and impact on later gut function: David Peebles, Mississippi State University, USA;
6.The development of the gut microbiome post in ovo in poultry: Dragana Stanley, Central Queensland University, Australia;
7.Understanding gut function in poultry: nutrient processing: Ryan Arsenault, University of Delaware, USA;
8.Understanding gut function in poultry: immune function: Michael Kogut, USDA-ARS, USA;
Part 2 Factors that impact the gastrointestinal tract and different types of birds
9.Genetics and other factors affecting gut development and function in poultry: Zhongtang Yu, Ohio State University, USA;
10.Antibiotics and gut function: historical and current perspectives: Todd Callaway, University of Georgia, USA;
11.Gastrointestinal diseases of poultry: Shayan Sharif, University of Guelph, Canada;
12.The interaction between gut microbiota and pathogens: Zhongtang Yu, Ohio State University, USA;
13.The poultry gut and layer hens: Steven C. Ricke, University of Arkansas, USA;
14.The poultry gut and alternative antibiotic-free poultry production systems: Michael Rothrock, USDA-ARS, USA;
Part 3 Feed additives and gut health modulation
15.Controlling pathogens in the poultry gut: Todd Callaway, University of Georgia, USA;
16.The role of probiotics in optimising gut function in poultry: Guillermo Tellez, University of Arkansas, USA;
17.The role of prebiotics in optimising gut function in poultry: Steven C. Ricke, University of Arkansas, USA;
18.The role of synbiotics in optimising gut function in poultry: Guillermo Tellez, University of Arkansas, USA;
19.The role of antimicrobials in optimising gut function in poultry: Steven C. Ricke, University of Arkansas, USA;
20.The role of essential oils and other botanicals in optimising gut function in poultry: Anup Kollanoor-Johny, University of Minnesota, USA;
21.The role of specific cereal grain dietary components (brans and other fractions) on poultry gut function: Paul Iji, University of New England, Australia;