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Veterinary Quarterly

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Natural Feed Additives in Animal Nutrition and Welfare: A Sustainable and Safe Approach

Manuscript deadline
29 February 2024

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Prof. Vincenzo Tufarelli, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy

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Natural Feed Additives in Animal Nutrition and Welfare: A Sustainable and Safe Approach

Animal production systems demand high energy, land, chemicals and water. Thus, change and innovation are required in many animal production systems to meet present and future demand for animal products sustainably. During the last decades, inexpensive grain, energy, and protein have enabled the economic development of intensive meat, eggs, and milk production systems based on feeding grains and other ingredients sourced from far-off places. Intensive production systems have become highly capital intensive, and they have resulted in many environmental challenges. Animal feed, nutrition, and welfare are the foundation of successful animal systems. They directly or indirectly affect the entire animal production sector, including animal productivity, health and welfare, product quality and safety, land use and land-use change, and greenhouse gas emissions.

The sustainability of food animal nutrition and welfare is crucial in developing animal production across production systems. The sustainable increase in animal productivity, which is key to meeting the large current and future demand for animal origin products, cannot be achieved without sustainable animal nutrition. Sustainable animal nutrition and welfare are expected to be beneficial for the food animal, the environment, and society. Additionally, they are likely to generate socioeconomic benefits, furthering poverty alleviation and food security efforts. This requires researchers, extension workers, science managers, policy-makers, industry, and farmers.

This Article Collection welcomes papers focused on the latest knowledge and innovations in sustainable animal production, animal nutrition, natural molecules, nutraceuticals and antioxidants, animal welfare, sustainable feedstuff technology, and food safety principles. Both review and research papers are welcome to show originality and give a significant contribution to the scope of the Collection.


All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board.

Please review the journal scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is 29 February 2024.

Please contact Dr. Molly Cole at [email protected] with any queries regarding this Article Collection.


Article Collection Guest Advisor(s)

Prof. Vincenzo Tufarelli is Associate Professor of Animal Nutrition at the University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy. He has considerable experience in animal and poultry science, with a particular interest in nutrition and feed technology. He is involved in many research collaborations, even with international institutions, in the field of animal science and feed quality and technology. He is serving as editorial board member and peer reviewer for indexed journals. He is member of panels of experts for the evaluation of European research projects. He has established scientific collaboration relationships with foreign research institutes. He is scientific responsible of ongoing national and international research projects in the field of animal science, health and welfare. Bibliometric indicators and publications list available at: Scopus Author ID: 24282077900; h-index: 36; June, 2023.

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.