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Nutraceuticals in Veterinary Medicine

  • Covers veterinary nutraceuticals most comprehensively from ingredients to final products

  • Offers standalone chapters on all important aspects and provides scientific rationale for nutraceuticals’ use

  • User-friendly text enriched with most recent literature and references

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Table of contents (65 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Common Nutraceuticals

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Standardized Turmeric and Curcumin

      • Naresh Chand
      Pages 3-23
    3. Fenugreek in Health and Disease

      • Dinesh Kumar, Ramdas Singh Wangkheirakpam, Anu Rahal, Jitendra K. Malik
      Pages 25-35
    4. Neem Extract

      • Anu Rahal, Dinesh Kumar, Jitendra K. Malik
      Pages 37-50
    5. Nutraceutical Potential of Ginger

      • Krishnamoorthy Srinivasan, Pratik Adhya, Shyam Sunder Sharma
      Pages 51-70
    6. Berberine

      • Ajay Srivastava, Anita Sinha, Rajiv Lall, Ramesh C. Gupta
      Pages 71-81
    7. Sea Buckthorn and Apricot Based Nutraceuticals

      • Vijay K. Bharti, Sahil Kalia, Arup Giri, Bhuvnesh Kumar
      Pages 83-90
    8. Nigella sativa

      • Rahul Sharma, Pushpkant Sahu, Amul Jain, Vivek Kumar, Dharmendra Khokhar, Arvind Kumar Geda et al.
      Pages 91-101
    9. Babool (Acacia nilotica)

      • Ramesh C. Gupta, Robin B. Doss, Rajiv Lall, Anita Sinha, Ajay Srivastava, Jitendra K. Malik
      Pages 103-111
    10. Glucosinolates and Organosulfur Compounds

      • Karyn Bischoff
      Pages 113-119
    11. Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine: Cannabinoid Therapies for Animals

      • Joshua A. Hartsel, Kyle Boyar, Andrew Pham, Robert J. Silver, Alexandros Makriyannis
      Pages 121-155
    12. Essential Oils

      • Ajay Srivastava, Rajiv Lall, Anita Sinha, Ramesh C. Gupta
      Pages 157-173
    13. Omega Fatty Acids

      • Szabina A. Stice
      Pages 175-185
    14. Polyphenols and Flavonoids

      • Satish Kumar Garg, Amit Shukla, Soumen Choudhury
      Pages 187-204
    15. Antioxidants in Prevention and Treatment of Diseases and Toxicity

      • Dejan Milatovic, Ramesh C. Gupta
      Pages 205-213
    16. Resveratrol: Biological Activities and Potential Use in Health and Disease

      • Gianfranco Risuleo, Camillo La Mesa
      Pages 215-226
    17. Egg Shell Membranes for Veterinary Uses

      • Dan DuBourdieu
      Pages 227-233
    18. Egg Derived Ovotransferrins and Lactoferrins

      • Jamil Talukder
      Pages 235-243

About this book

This unique work compiles the latest knowledge around veterinary nutraceuticals, commonly referred to as dietary supplements, from ingredients to final products in a single source. More than sixty chapters organized in seven sections collate all related aspects of nutraceutical research in animal health and disease, among them many novel topics: common nutraceutical ingredients (Section-I), prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics, enzymes and antibacterial alternatives (Section-II), applications of nutraceuticals in prevention and treatment of various diseases such as arthritis, periodontitis, diabetes, cognitive dysfunctions, mastitis, wounds, immune disorders, and cancer (Section-III), utilization of nutraceuticals in specific animal species (Section-IV), safety and toxicity evaluation of nutraceuticals and functional foods (Section-V), recent trends in nutraceutical research and product development (Section-VI), as well as regulatory aspects for nutraceuticals (Section-VII). The future of nutraceuticals and functional foods in veterinary medicine seems bright, as novel nutraceuticals will emerge and new uses of old agents will be discovered.

International contributors to this book cover a variety of specialties in veterinary medicine, pharmacology, pharmacognosy, toxicology, chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, nutrition, drug development, regulatory frameworks, and the nutraceutical industry. This is a highly informative and carefully presented book, providing scientific insight for academia, veterinarians, governmental and regulatory agencies with an interest in animal nutrition, complementary veterinary medicine, nutraceutical product development and research.


  • Complementary Veterinary Medicine
  • Dietary Supplement
  • Ethnoveterinary Medicine
  • Functional Food
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Herbal Veterinary Therapy
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Phyto-nutraceuticals
  • Probiotics
  • Safety Evaluation
  • Toxicity
  • Veterinary Nutraceuticals


“The book is intended to serve academic, industry, and government sectors alike. It is appropriate for veterinarians at all levels of practice, but it will most commonly be used by general practice veterinarians. … This book makes a great deal of information readily available in one place. It is appealing that it covers everything from the basics of specific nutraceuticals to their testing and regulation. It is nice to have a thorough database at your fingertips.” (Jason B. Pieper, Doody's Book Reviews, November 08, 2019)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Toxicology, Breathitt Veterinary Center, Murray State University, Hopkinsville, USA

    Ramesh C. Gupta

  • Vets Plus Inc., University of Wisconsin–Stout, Menonomie, USA

    Ajay Srivastava

  • Vets Plus Inc., Menomonie, USA

    Rajiv Lall

About the editors

Dr. Ramesh C. Gupta serves as Professor and Head of the Toxicology Department at the Murray State University Breathitt Veterinary Center. He earned his DVM, MVSc, and PhD in India, and carried out his postdoctoral training at Michigan State University and Vanderbilt University, US. His research has addressed experimental brain research in relation to pesticide toxicity and neurological diseases; he has further been heavily engaged in veterinary nutraceuticals research. Dr. Gupta has held worldwide presentations and served on the panels of NIH, CDC, NIOSH, and NAS. He has published >400 publications, including 7 major books. In 2006, he received the Murray State University Distinguished Researcher Award; and in 2014, the Outstanding Research Award. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology, and Fellow of the American College of Toxicology, American College of Nutrition, and Academy of Toxicological Sciences. Currently, he holds active membership in more than a dozen academic societies.

Dr. Ajay Srivastava is Chief Scientific Officer at Vets Plus Inc., and serves as an adjunct Faculty member at University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, US. He is specialized in preclinical and clinical product development and nutraceutical research. After receiving his BS in Biological Sciences, Dr. Srivastava earned his DVM from the School of Veterinary Medicine at GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India, before pursuing his MS in Pharmacology. He completed his PhD in Neuropharmacology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. After his post-doctoral training in preclinical drug development in neurological disorders, Dr. Srivastava became Senior Research Scientist of the Anticonvulsant Drug Development Program at the University of Utah, where he developed a novel animal model of pharmacoresistant epilepsy to screen potential antiepileptic drugs. He is one of the pioneer researchers who discovered the role of nutraceuticals resveratrol and melatonin in epilepsy. Dr. Srivastava has chaired various scientific sessions in AVMA and WVC meetings and has published several research articles in peer reviewed journals. He has contributed chapters in textbooks on epilepsy, toxicology and nutraceuticals.

Mr. Rajiv Lall is the Founder and CEO of Vets Plus, Inc., an international leader in the animal health industry. He graduated with two masters degrees, the first in Botany from his native country of India, and the second in Pharmacognosy/Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Minnesota. His research focused on identifying, analyzing, and extracting natural ingredients from plants and plant tissue cultures that provide natural health and medicinal properties, as well as on enzymes in relation to cancer cells through animal cell cultures. Mr. Lall started his career in the human health food industry with an emphasis on probiotics. His relentless drive continues to champion animal health through scientific research and the development of nutritional products and pharmaceuticals, and through these efforts he has obtained various patents and developed several hundred products. His company, Vets Plus, Inc. is a research and science-based product development company with a strong quality and manufacturing platform to support partners in Europe and around the world. Recent awards include the Pet Age Icon Award (2015), NASC Visibility Award (2015), and Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award (2015). Vets Plus Inc. was also nominated for Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year in 2015. In support of the animal health industry, Mr. Lall is now Founder and CEO of Noble Pharma, LLC, a pharmaceutical company in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Mr. Lall and his wife Swati are involved in philanthropic efforts and through that they have developed the Raj and Swati Lall Microbiology Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in support of future scientists and business leaders and the community in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

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Buying options

eBook USD 299.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-04624-8
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  • Readable on all devices
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 379.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)