Advances in Animal Science, Theriogenology, Genetics and Breeding

Potential of algae in holistic wellness of pets


Neera Chugh, Supriya Iyer, Manish R. Shukla and Santanu Dasgupta*

Algae have drawn great attention as a sustainable alternative protein ingredient in feed industry. While high protein content is considered to be the main reason behind its popularity, presence of valuable bioactive compounds like PUFA, carotenoids, polysaccharides, minerals, vitamins etc. offers several possible health benefits to the animals. This review discusses key algae based feed ingredients and its beneficial effect on overall health of animals fed with algae based diets, with a focus on pet animals.


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