Feed Additives: Aromatic Plants and Herbs in Animal Nutrition and Health

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Panagiota Florou-Paneri, Efterpi Christaki, Ilias Giannenas
Elsevier Science & Technology, 20.09.2019 - 380 Seiten

Feed Additives: Aromatic Plants and Herbs in Animal Nutrition and Health explores the use of aromatic plants and their extracts, including essential oils in animal nutrition. It provides details about the development of bacteria resistance to antibiotics. All chapters provide a holistic approach on how aromatic plants can provide an efficient solution to animal health, also covering the main categories of animals, including poultry, pigs, ruminants and aquaculture. This book represents an up-to-date review of the existing knowledge on aromatic plants, both in vitro and in vivo and the basis for future research.

  • Covers different categories of animals and novel feed trends with functional properties
  • Examines a variety of natural sources based on plant functional substances to promote antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory properties and digestive stimulations
  • Explores the chemistry and mechanism of action of plant extracts in animal nutrition
  • Includes sustainable solutions for the use of natural additives as growth promoters

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Professor Panagiota Florou-Paneri, veterinarian, nutritionist, graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She has been visiting researcher in the Institut National Agronomique (INA), Paris, France. She was elected Professor of Nutrition at the Aristotle University in 2007 and Director of the Laboratory of Nutrition from 2004 until now. In 2012-2015 she served as Head of the Department of Animal Production, member of National Organization for Medicines for the sector of feed additives (1996-2008), member of the Committee for the Organic Agriculture and Livestock of the Greek Ministry of Agriculture (2002-2004) and member of the National Academic Recognition Information Center (NARIC), Greece. She also served as evaluator in the National Foundation of Scholarships for Master and PhD studies in Greece and abroad (1996-2015), exam proposer and examiner in the National center of Students to Tranfer Registration from Foreign or Greek Universities (1997-2004). She is member of several Scientific Associations, member of editorial boards in several peer-reviewed journals, reviewer in several journals, and evaluator for several national and international projects. She is scientific responsible and member of research team in more than 20 funded research projects, participated in several national and international Conferences as invited speaker, member of Organizing and Scientific Committees or chair and has been elected member of Hellenic Veterinary Academy. Her research interests include the potential use of various agricultural by-products in animal feeding, the improvement of the nutritive value of feeds by incorporating various natural feed additives, such as probiotics, prebiotics, acidifiers, aromatic plants and/or their extracts, macro- and micro-algae. She is the co-author of 7 books, 4 book chapters, 110 refereed research articles and 130 conference papers. Her work has more than 2280 citations and an h index of 22.

Professor Efterpi Christaki, veterinarian, nutritionist, graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She has been visiting researcher in Wye College, University of London, announced today Imperial College at Wye, UK. She was elected Professor of Nutrition at the Aristotle University in 2012. In 2015-2017 she served as Head of the Department of Animal Production. She has been member of National Organization for Medicines for the sector of feed additives (1996-2008), member of several Scientific Associations, evaluator for several national and international projects, reviewer and member of editorial boards in several peer-reviewed journals, member of Scientific and Organizing Committees as well as invited speaker or chair in many national and international Conferences. She participated in more than 20 funded research projects. Her research interests include the potential use of agricultural by-products in animal feeding, the improvement of the nutritive value of feeds by incorporating various natural feed additives, such as probiotics, prebiotics, acidifiers, aromatic plants and/or their extracts, functional ingredients, macro- and micro-algae. She is the co-author of 6 books, 4 book chapters, 105 refereed research articles and 130 conference papers. Her work has more than 2250 citations and an h index of 22.

Dr Ilias Giannenas, veterinarian, nutritionist, graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2014, he was awarded as Defacto diplomate of the European College of Poultry Veterinary Science. He is an Assistant Professor at the Veterinary Faculty of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2018). Formerly he served as Lecturer in the Veterinary Faculty of University of Thessaly (2006-2011) and Aristotle University (2012-2018). He has been visiting researcher in Newcastle University, UK. He is member of many Scientific Associations, reviewer and member of editorial boards in several peer-reviewed journals and evaluator for several national and international projects. He is scientific responsible and participated in more than 20 funded research projects. He has given oral presentations in several national and international Conferences as invited speaker and served as chairman or member of Organizing and Scientific Committees. He is particularly interested in issues of applied animal nutrition, the use of aromatic plants, extracts and essential oils as alternative growth promoters or natural anticoccidials. He is co-author of 2 books, 7 book chapters and 62 papers in refereed journals. He has presented more than 60 Conference papers. His work has more than 1400 citations and an h index of 24.

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