Nutritional intervention in animals: benchmarking of strategies, monitoring biomarkers and immune competence

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Abstract

The current study covers a review of literature regarding a number of topics related to immune competence in farm animals, which are introduced in chapter 1. These topics are: 1) A demonstration of the relationship between functional feed components and the expression of genes/biological processes that are involved in gut health of farm animals; 2) A description of available models, that can be used to investigate the effects of nutritional interventions on immune related parameters in animals; 3) A review of the effects of nutritional interventions in the maternal, neonatal and post-neonatal phase on the development of the innate and acquired immune system; 4) A review of the relationship between the immune system in the gut and in the upper airways, whereas the question will be addressed how the immune system in the upper airways can be affected by nutritional interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages116
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameLivestock Research report
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
No.800

Keywords

  • nutritional intervention
  • biomarkers
  • immune competence
  • livestock
  • animal health
  • immune system
  • biological processes
  • livestock farming
  • nutrition and health
  • animal feeding
  • animal welfare

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