Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advances in Poultry Nutrition Research

Amlan Patra

West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences

Dr. Patra is currently the Co-Editor of Animal Feed Science and Technology journal (Elsevier) and an Associate Editor of Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (Wiley), Frontiers in Veterinary Science (Frontiers), and Tropical Animal Health and Production (Springer). He has authored around 150 articles in journals, book chapters, and proceedings. His google scholar h-index of 35 and citations of over 5700 are clear indicators of his research merit and impact.


Feed Additives Nutrient Utilization Enzyme Feed Efficiency Gut Health Heat Stress Immunity Nanomineral Organic Mineral Probiotic Postbiotics Amino Acid Research

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Maximum proportion of the total poultry production cost is attributed to the feeds. Improvement in feed efficiency using different feeding and nutritional management strategies is, therefore, of paramount importance for sustainable poultry farming. Moreover, better feeding managements are needed for optimum health and welfare of poultry and to minimize environmental burdens and antimicrobial resistance issues. A great deal of research has been performed to tackle these issues during the last few decades.

This book intends to cover wide aspects of latest developments in poultry feeding and nutrition, which includes nutritional evaluations of feed ingredients, mineral sources including nano- and organic forms, amino acids, feed additives (exogenous enzymes, probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, postbiotics and plant bioactive compounds), fat supplementation in different physiological stages and diseased conditions in various poultry species including broiler chickens, laying hens, ducks, turkeys and quails with the purpose of improving feed efficiency, gut microbiome balance, barrier and nutrient transport function, health and immunity, meat and egg quality, and welfare, and reducing stress, toxic metal accumulation and environmental pollution. This book will be useful to the researchers, poultry farmers, poultry-related feed industries and policy makers.

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Date completed: October 2nd 2020

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Amlan Patra

West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences

Amlan K. Patra earned his PhD in 2004 from Indian Veterinary Research Institute in Animal Nutrition. Then, he worked at American Institute for Goat Research of Langston University as a Post-doctoral Research Associate. He joined West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences as Assistant Professor in 2007. He also worked at The Ohio State University through a BOYSCAST fellowship from India for 18 months and at Free University of Berlin as Humboldt Research fellow. His research has focused on animal nutrition, feed and foraging behaviors, gastrointestinal physiology and microbiology, and livestock-environment interface. He has authored more than 135 articles in journals, book chapters, and proceedings, edited a Springer book with Google Scholar h-index of 32 and over 5000 citations. He is serving on the Editorial Board of few reputed journals and currently is a Co-Editor of Animal Feed Science and Technology, Associate Editor of Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, and Frontiers in Veterinary Science as well as Guest Research Topic Editor of Frontiers in Microbiology and Frontiers in Veterinary Science. In recognition of his extraordinary contribution in animal science, he received several prestigious national and society awards from India including the best Reviewer award of Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences (2019) and Frontiers in Veterinary Science (2019).

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