Type: Book

Improving gut health in poultry

Editor

Dr Steven Ricke is the Donald ‘Buddy’ Wray Chair in Food Safety and Director of the Center for Food Safety in the Institute of Food Science and Engineering at the University of Arkansas, USA. His awards include the University of Arkansas John White Outstanding Research Award, the Poultry Science Research Award and the American Egg Board Award, as well as being named an Arkansas Association for Food Protection Fellow, for his outstanding contributions to food safety research.

Dimensions:

229x152mm
6x9"

Publication date:

22 October 2019

Length of book:

400 pages

ISBN-13: 9781786763044

Hardback
£180.00
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Description

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 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.

Key features

  • 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

What others are saying...

"The proposed content of this book is a timely and comprehensive compilation of current knowledge on a topic that is of considerable interest to poultry scientists worldwide. The internationally renowned contributors as well as the editor are a guarantee of the high standard of the content."
Professor Richard Ducatelle, University of Ghent, Belgium

Table of contents

Part 1 Understanding the gastrointestinal tract
1.Overview: commercial poultry production and gut function – historical perspective: D. K. Dittoe and S. C. Ricke, University of Arkansas, USA; and A. S. 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 and Bruno Tilocca, University of Hohenheim, Germany;
4.Understanding gut microbiota in poultry: Rob 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 gut development and function in poultry: Zhongtang Yu, 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: 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.The poultry gut and 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 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.The role of prebiotics in optimising gut function in poultry: 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.The role of antimicrobials in optimising gut function in poultry: 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 on poultry gut function: Paul Iji, Figi National University, Figi Islands and University of New England, Australia; Apeh A. Omede, University of New England, Australia and Kogi State University, Nigeria; Medani E. B. 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, Nigeria;