Editors: Mahmoud Alagawany, Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack

Natural Feed Additives Used in the Poultry Industry

eBook: US $69 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $117
Printed Copy: US $83
Library License: US $276
ISBN: 978-981-14-8843-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-8845-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97898114884501200101


Natural Feed Additives Used in the Poultry Industry addresses recent information on the use of different natural feed additives in poultry nutrition. Chapters in the book focus on the growth, production, reproduction and health of poultry.

Key Features:

- 15 chapters contributed by more than 30 experts and scientists involved in animal and poultry nutrition, physiology, toxicology, pharmacology, and pathology

- Chapters highlight the significance of a variety of herbal plant extracts and derivatives, cold pressed and essential oils, fruits by-products, immunomodulators, organic acids, probiotics, nanoparticles and their role in poultry industry instead of the growth promoter antibiotics.

- Provides details about the use of antibiotic as growth promoters in poultry and the development of bacterial resistance.

- Provides a holistic approach on how natural feed additives can provide an efficient solution to animal health,

- Covers the main categories of poultry, including broiler chickens, laying hens, quails, geese, ducks, and turkey.

- References in each chapter for further reading

This handbook represents an up-to-date review of the existing knowledge on natural feed additives, both in vitro and in vivo and the basis for future research. The text is useful to students of poultry sciences, nutritionists, scientists, veterinarians, pharmacologists, poultry breeders, and animal husbandry extension workers.


I was delighted when I received a request from Mahmoud Alagawany and Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack to write a brief foreword to the reprint of this book because, for several years, I have admired their incredible work. Moreover, as a consumer of poultry products, I always search the markets for organic products to keep my body away from the antibiotic residues. So, I believe that the topic of this book is much needed for all people who produce or consume poultry products in their food.

Looking through this magnificent book, I'm amazed at the authors' talent and what they achieved with a pencil. It is more than a book of lovely illustrations. It is a mine of information, demonstrating their technique in the minutest detail and it is a source of inspiration and information for those who work in the poultry production field.

In shorts, Alagawany and Abd El-Hack's book is unique and indeed work to treasure for anyone interested in poultry production. So, read it, enjoy it and learn from it. Thank you, Alagawany and Abd El-Hack, for producing such a masterwork.

Vincenzo Tufarelli
DETO - Section of Veterinary
Science and Animal Production
University of Bari 'Aldo Moro' s.p.
Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano
BA, Italy


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