From Farm to Fork: Proteomics in Farm Animal Care and Food Production

Anna Bassols, Emoke Bendixen, Ingrid Miller

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© 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Proteomics has become an important analytical tool in the field of farm animals and their products. A general overview on approaches, sample types, and current animal protein and peptide databases is given. Food quality is closely connected with animal health; therefore this introductory chapter summarizes where proteomics can be of help to investigate food issues related to the live animal. This comprises animal health-related aspects, mainly stress, welfare, and influence of management, and production-related issues. The latter refers to breeds and traits, the influence of nutrition and metabolic aspects, as well as studies to detect fraud (use of growth promoters) and to improve reproduction. Though not all aspects are equally well studied by proteomics yet, approaches in this field show great promise.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProteomics in Food Science: From Farm to Fork
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2017


  • Animal welfare
  • Breeds
  • Databases
  • Farm animals
  • Food production
  • Fraud
  • Metabolism
  • Nutrition
  • Proteomics
  • Reproduction


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