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Antibiotics and Probiotics in Animal Food - Impact and Regulation

Asghar Ali Kamboh

Sindh Agriculture University

A well-known researcher in the area of Veterinary Sciences with a key interest in Veterinary Microbiology and immunology. Dr. Asghar Ali Kamboh completed his Ph.D. in Veterinary Science from Nanjing Agricultural University, China. He has published more than 100 research and review articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals. He is an editor/editorial board member of many scholarly journals in the area of animal health and production.


Beneficial Microorganisms Probiotic Role in Health and Immunity Supplementation of Probiotics in Poultry Dietary Supplementation of Yeast in Farm Animals Gut Health Probiotic and Mucosal Immunity Probiotics and Intestinal Architecture Probiotics and Nutrient Absorption Ban of Antibiotics in Food Animals Regulatory Issues of Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals Alternatives to Antibiotic in Animal Production Consequences of Antimicrobials Use in Animals

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The use of antibiotics in food animals is largely in practice for decades. Poultry, as well as animal producers, use sub-therapeutic levels of antimicrobials in feed to get maximum production. Furthermore, in serval countries, non-judicial use of antimicrobials while using for therapeutic purposes is also been observed. However, research has evidence that the use of antibiotics in food animals has many deleterious effects on the animals, the environment, and human beings. One of the prime examples of antimicrobials' side-effects is the development of antimicrobial resistance that results in a reduction of treatment options in human and animal medicine. Nowadays, scientists are looking for viable alternatives to antibiotics including prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics. Probiotics are live microorganisms that are helpful for digestion and health. They are also capable to reduce harmful bacteria in the gut when supplemented in the diet. Many available studies show that probiotic supplementation in poultry, fish, livestock, and pet animals led to improved production, health, immunity, and meat quality.

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Asghar Ali Kamboh

Sindh Agriculture University

Dr. Asghar Ali Kamboh was born in Mehrabpur, Sindh, Pakistan. He completed his studies in Veterinary Medicine and Masters in Veterinary Microbiology in 2003 and 2007 respectively, with distinguished grades. In 2009, he was awarded an overseas scholarship by the Government of Pakistan and proceeded to China for doctoral studies. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam. He has edited two books and published more than 100 research and review articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals. He has supervised/co-supervised more than 35 M.Phil students. He is also the author of many books and book chapters. In addition, he is an editor/editorial board member of many scholarly journals in the area of animal health and production.

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