Application of Nanotechnology in Agricultural Farm Animals
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The agricultural farm animal production system is under a massive burden to provide adequate food to the rapidly growing human population. The emergence of new diseases and climate change has enhanced burdens on the animal production system. Nanotechnology, an application of materials at the nano scale, offers opportunities to improve animal health and production by providing better therapeutics, diagnostics, vaccines and adjuvants, animal feed and additives, and even helping animal reproduction. This chapter discusses the exciting examples of the selected application of nanotechnology in farm animals to realize the benefits of emerging nanotools that promise increase in food production from farm animals in a sustainable manner.
KeywordsNanotechnology Agriculture Farm animals Food production
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