Today, due to the high population of human beings, scientists are increasingly concerned with food shortages and searching for alternative sources of dietary protein, such as algae, insects, and worms.
Spirulina represents a superior alternative source of protein for chickens, as it has a high nutrient content without toxicity, and can be reared in many countries worldwide.
Given the limited amount of studies on the advantages and disadvantages of using Spirulina in chickens’ diets, Spirulina Platensis in Poultry Nutrition fills an important research gap. It highlights the nutritional aspects of using Spirulina in poultry diets, and will appeal to animal husbandry and veterinary students, professors, feed formulators, poultry production consultants and farmers.
About the Authors
Dr Hosna Hajati is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Poultry Nutrition in the Department of Animal Science of the University of Tehran, Iran. She received her PhD from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. Her research interest areas are natural feed additives, in ovo feeding, and the nutrition game birds. Her publications include five articles in domestic journals and six books.
Dr Mojtaba Zaghari, PhD, is Professor in Poultry Nutrition in the Department of Animal Science of the University of Tehran, Iran. He has published more than 142 peer-reviewed papers, and is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Livestock Science and Technologies and Iranian Journal of Animal Science. He is also a member of the Academy of Science of Iran and the Technical Advisory Group on Feed Additives at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. He has extensive experience in using feed additives in poultry nutrition and metabolic disorders in breeder hens.
- Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
- Publish Date: February 01, 2019
- Pages: 231
- Dimensions: 5.9 X 0.7 X 8.2 inches | 0.85 pounds
- Language: English
- Type: Hardcover
- EAN/UPC: 9781527521285