Type: Book

Developing animal feed products


Dr Navaratnam Partheeban is Dairy Technical Specialist for Phibro Animal Health. He was formerly Senior Lecturer in Livestock Production at the internationally-renowned Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in the UK. In addition to his experience in teaching and research, Dr Partheeban is a practicing farm vet and manages his own herd of sheep. He is actively involved in training farmers and other livestock professionals. Dr Partheeban is also currently an Honorary Editor of the journal Advances in Agricultural Technology & Plant Sciences.



Publication date:

15 June 2021

Length of book:

256 pages

ISBN-13: 9781786764638

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The animal feed sector faces increasingly complex challenges. It needs to improve feed digestibility/efficiency whilst also promoting growth and enhancing both product quality and safety. At the same time it has an increasingly important role in helping to promote animal health, welfare and the sustainability of farming.

Developing animal feed products reviews advances in optimising the key stages in developing successful new animal feed products, from assessing feed ingredients, product development and processing to maintaining quality and safety. The collection features authoritative discussions by leading experts on the relationship between nutrition and animal health, as well as how best to implement risk management systems for the prevention and control of contaminants present in animal feed.

Edited by Dr Navaratnam Partheeban, Royal Agricultural University, UK, Developing animal feed products will be a standard reference for companies involved in the manufacture of animal feed, as well as researchers in livestock nutrition, government and other agencies regulating the animal feed sector.

What others are saying...

"Animals play a key role in the transition towards a circular economy. They valorize co-products to create healthy and nutritious food for humans. This book makes a significant contribution to this process with its review of recent research and development in the field of ruminant and monogastric feed".
Dr Leo A. den Hartog, Professor of Animal Nutrition in a Circular Economy at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and R&D Director of Nutreco

Table of contents

Part 1 Developing animal products
1.Techniques for identifying new animal feed ingredients and additives: Jordi Ortuño, Institute of Global Food Security – Queen’s University Belfast, UK; Alexandros Ch. Stratakos, Centre for Research in Biosciences – University of the West of England, UK; and Katerina Theodoridou, Institute of Global Food Security – Queen’s University Belfast, UK;
2.Effect of processing techniques on the quality of animal feed: Dennis Forte, Dennis Forte & Associates Pty Ltd, Australia;
3.Processing techniques to optimize digestibility and nutritional value of animal feed: Charles Stark, Kansas State University, USA;
4.Trends in analytical techniques for testing animal feed: F. Debode, J. A. Fernández Pierna, M. C. Lecrenier, P. Veys, O. Fumiere, O. Minet, A. Pissard, J. Hulin, N. Chamberland, and V. Baeten, Walloon Agricultural Research Center (CRA-W), Belgium;

Part 2 Quality and safety assurance
5.Developments in techniques to test the efficacy of animal feed products: Gerhard Flachowsky and Ulrich Meyer, Institute of Animal Nutrition - Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), Germany;
6.Advances in understanding key contamination risks in animal feed: mycotoxins: Luciano Pinotti, Luca Ferrari, Nicoletta Rovere, Francesca Fumagalli, Sharon Mazzoleni and Federica Cheli, University of Milan, Italy;
7.Risk management systems for prevention and control of contaminants in animal feed: Regiane R. Santos, Schothorst Feed Research, The Netherlands;
8.Developing effective product dossiers for regulatory approval of new animal feed products: Manfred Lützow, saqual GmbH, Switzerland;