Probiotics and Prebiotics in Animal Health and Food Safety

  • Diana Di Gioia
  • Bruno Biavati

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Georgia Zoumpopoulou, Maria Kazou, Voula Alexandraki, Angeliki Angelopoulou, Konstantinos Papadimitriou, Bruno Pot et al.
    Pages 1-34
  3. Hyunjoon Park, Soyoung Yeo, Karina Arellano, Hyeon Rae Kim, Wilhelm Holzapfel
    Pages 35-62
  4. Jordi Rovira, Beatriz Melero
    Pages 63-107
  5. Rebin Aswad Mirza
    Pages 127-154
  6. Laureano Sebastián Frizzo, Marcelo Lisandro Signorini, Marcelo Raúl Rosmini
    Pages 155-174
  7. Ana Rodiles, Mark D. Rawling, David L. Peggs, Gabriella do Vale Pereira, Sam Voller, Rungtawan Yomla et al.
    Pages 197-217
  8. Francesca Gaggìa, Loredana Baffoni, Daniele Alberoni
    Pages 219-245
  9. Caroline Nunes de Almada, Carine Nunes de Almada, Anderson de Souza Sant’Ana
    Pages 247-268

About this book


This book discusses the role of probiotics and prebiotics in maintaining the health status of a broad range of animal groups used for food production. It also highlights the use of beneficial microorganisms as protective agents in animal derived foods. The book provides essential information on the characterization and definition of probiotics on the basis of recently released guidelines and reflecting the latest trends in bacterial taxonomy. Last but not least, it discusses the concept of “dead” probiotics and their benefits to animal health in detail. The book will benefit all professors, students, researchers and practitioners in academia and industry whose work involves biotechnology, veterinary sciences or food production.


bacterial taxonomy farm animals gut microbiota health promoting effects livestock nutrition protective cultures

Editors and affiliations

  • Diana Di Gioia
    • 1
  • Bruno Biavati
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural SciencesUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Division of Rural Sciences & Food SystemUniversity of MaltaMsidaMalta

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71948-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71950-4
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