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

Antibiotic Alternatives in Poultry and Fish Feed.

eBook: US $59 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $94
Printed Copy: US $65
Library License: US $236
ISBN: 978-981-5049-02-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5049-01-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2022
DOI: 10.2174/97898150490151220101


This handbook focuses on the use of antibiotic alternatives in poultry and fish feed. Chapters in the book cover a range of natural ingredients in feed and the impacts of these natural feed additives on growth, production, reproduction and health status of poultry and fish. All chapters give a holistic approach to how organic feed additives (herbal plants and their extracts, probiotics, peptides, etc.) can positively impact animal health and production.

Key Features:

  • - presents 13 chapters contributed by 38 experts and scientists of animal, poultry and fish nutrition, poultry and fish physiology, toxicology, pharmacology, and pathology
  • - highlights the significance of herbal plants and their extracts and derivatives, cold-pressed and essential oils and fruits by-products
  • - covers the effects of special ingredients such as immunomodulators, antimicrobial peptides, and probiotics
  • - provides the reader an updated perspective on the use of additives in poultry and fish industry as growth promoters and their role in developing bacterial resistance to antibiotics
  • - covers the main poultry species, egg-laying hens, quails, geese, ducks, turkey, and commercial fish
  • - includes references for advanced readers

This book will be useful for poultry and fish keepers and researchers in animal nutrition, pharmacology, and veterinary sciences. Professionals involved in the poultry and fish feed industry will also find the information useful for product development.


Professionals involved in the poultry and aquaculture industry, veterinarians, zoologists


I was glad when I got a request from Dr. Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack and Dr. Mahmoud Alagawany to write a brief foreword to their reprint book. For several years, I have admired their incredible work. Furthermore, poultry and fish products’ consumers always search for organic products. So, the topic of this book is timely and globally needed for all people who produce or consume poultry and fish products.

Looking through this valuable book, I'm pleased with the authors' talent in writing such a useful book. It is a source of inspiration and information for those who work in poultry and fish production.

In conclusion, Dr. Abd El-Hack and Dr. Alagawany's book is peerless and a work to treasure for anyone interested in poultry and fish production. So, it is expected that readers will enjoy reading it and learn from it. Thank you, Dr. Abd El-Hack and Dr. Alagawany, for producing such a masterwork.

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