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Animal feed is the edible product consumed by domestic animals, especially livestock, which provides them with energy and nutrients. This helps improve the animal's health and the production of safe and high-quality products of animal origin. Animal feed is mainly used for poultry animals, cattle, and aquatic animals.
Animal nutrition consists of animal dietary requirements like enzymes, minerals, nutrients, amino acids, and vitamins for their growth, healthy bone structure, producing high-quality animal origin products like, eggs, fish, meat, and milk. It is effective for livestock and domesticated animals. Animal nutrition signifies nutrition demand for food producing, service or companion animals. Animal nutrition also refers to integrative science which deals with the different stages in livestock development in which the animal utilizes the appropriate feed for its growth & development which is later transformed into the desired output or performance/service required. The animal nutrition term signifies the science which refers to the formulation or preparation of livestock feed which produce non-food-based materials (e.g., feathers, wool, eggshell, manure) and food products (e.g., milk, meat, egg). Animal/livestock nutrition is mainly referring to six different ingredient groups which helps the livestock to develop and maintain weight and gut health. The ingredient group consists of the following:
Animal health refers to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of animal diseases. It is essential to ensure the animal's health by providing them with clean water, good-quality animal feed, and the vital nutrition required for their survival and growth. A large number of industry players are also leveraging innovative diagnostic tools and expanding their presence by investing in emerging markets to ensure long term revenue growth.
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