By L. O. Fiems, B. G. Cottyn and D. I. Demeyer (Eds.)

This quantity is the 1st in a sequence of news of workshops on ''The use of animal biotechnology, to enhance animal well-being prestige and meat quality''. This topic covers a number of issues of concentration, related to goods as different as grassland usage and meat caliber belief. ''Animal biotechnology'' used to be outlined to incorporate manipulation of copy; genetic manipulation of animals (transgenic animals); improvement of diagnostics and vaccines; and using development promoters (performance enhancers) that manage digestion (e.g. probiotics) or tissue metabolism (e.g. somatotropins). the quantity adopts a multidisciplinary method of animal biotechnology and its relation to meat creation

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An increased absorptive capacity due to the thinning of the intestinal wall was suggested (9) as an explanation for the growth-promoting 33 effect, which has been confirmed by Dierick et al. (10). the change in the microbial flora within the intestine, provoked by antibiotics, can reduce the production of toxins or harmful substances (11, 12) and suppress conditions of mild and unrecognized infections. According to Coates et al. (13) no growth stimulation was observed in germfree animals. - antibiotics may also affect metabolism (14), however, this mechanism is conflicting with the lack of growth stimulation in germfree animals.

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