Fat supplementation has long been used in dairy ruminant nutrition to increase the fat content of milk and supply energy during particularly challenging production phases. Throughout the years, advances have been made in the knowledge of metabolic pathways and technological treatments of dietary fatty acids (FAs), resulting in safer and more widely available lipid supplements. There is an awareness of the positive nutraceutical effects of the addition of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to fat supplementation, which provides consumers with healthier animal products through manipulation of their characteristics. If it is true that benefits to human health can be derived from the consumption of animal products rich in bioactive fatty acids (FAs), then it is reasonable to think that the same effect can occur in the animals to which the supplements are administered. Therefore, recent advances in fat supplementation of dairy goats with reference to the effect on health status have been summarized. In vivo trials and in vitro analysis on cultured cells, as well as histological and transcriptomic analyses of hepatic and adipose tissue, have been reviewed in order to assess documented relationships between specific FAs, lipid metabolism, and immunity.
Effects of Fat Supplementation in Dairy Goats on Lipid Metabolism and Health Status / G. Savoini, F. Omodei Zorini, G. Farina, A. Agazzi, D. Cattaneo, G. Invernizzi. - In: ANIMALS. - ISSN 2076-2615. - 9:11(2019 Nov 04), pp. 917.1-917.14.
|Titolo:||Effects of Fat Supplementation in Dairy Goats on Lipid Metabolism and Health Status|
SAVOINI, GIOVANNI (Primo)
OMODEI ZORINI, FABIO (Secondo)
INVERNIZZI, GUIDO (Ultimo) (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||transition dairy goat; polyunsaturated fatty acids; lipid metabolism; immune response|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/18 - Nutrizione e Alimentazione Animale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||4-nov-2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ani9110917|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|