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New Gut Health and Performance Book Launched

Nottingham University Press has recently published a new textbook entitled 'Interfacing Immunity, Gut Health and Performance', comprising of an edited collection of papers from a series of one-day seminars hosted by Alltech. The papers are devoted to bringing together the disciplines of monogastric animal production, feed, gut physiology, microbial populations and immunity, in an understandable and practical manner for nutritionists and meat producers.

The publication enables readers to obtain an overview of key elements of related disciplines, while relating the science back to practical animal production. It contains updated information on the status of digestive physiology, gut microbiology and immunology. As animal science becomes more 'multi-factorial' in its nature, understanding across disciplines will become crucial in adapting animal production practices to meet both economic and welfare demands.

'Interfacing Immunity, Gut Health and Performance' is written for nutritionists and animal producers as well as students and researchers studying animal and applied biological sciences.

The book was coordinated and edited by Dr. Lucy Tucker and Dr. Julie Taylor-Pickard.

For a copy of the book please contact Nottingham University Press:
Nottingham University Press
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Editor's notes:

Dr. Lucy Tucker, chief editor and co-ordinator of the papers, is a biologist with experience in developing commercial gut-active feed ingredients, as well as conducting animal physiology and nutrition research. She holds a degree in Biological Sciences and a PhD in the interaction between feed materials, physiology and digestion.

Dr. Julie Taylor-Pickard, a nutritionist, coordinates research activities on a European level and has previously worked in the pharmaceutical and feed industries. She obtained a PhD specialising in the nutrition of post-weaned pigs with particular emphasis on enhancing gut health and immunity.