Physiological role of Nanotechnology in Animal and Poultrynutrition: Review

Document Type : Review Artical


Department of Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Mosul, Iraq


In recent years, nanotechnology has gained much attention within the scientific community in many countries. Many companies specializing in the manufacture of new forms of nanomaterials have introduced poultry and livestock production systems in order to enhance the efficiency of animal production. Nano mechanism is no longer a connotation or notion for the modern scientist only, but it has overturned into a recent enabling technique over the years, with huge possible to transFig. the field of cultivation and domestic animal, so evolved in these fields can be conveyed to avian and animals offspring systems with the aim of increasing production efficiency and meeting human needs of quality poultry and animal products. As a result of the small size of nanoparticles, their passage is very fast through the walls of the gastrointestinal tract, creating many important effects in various body systems, which provides the opportunity for researchers to deal with nanomaterials by studying many veterinary fields, including production, reproduction, disease control, dealing with biological materials such as the study of DNA and cellular molecules. Objective:  this article aims to shed light on the available information regarding additives based on nanoparticles and to determine the possibility and importance of using compounds and nanomaterials as feed additives in animal diets.


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