Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Short Communication Volume 6 Issue 4

Feathered Nutrition: Unlocking the Potential of Poultry Byproducts for Healthier Pet Foods

Rishav Kumar* and Meena Goswami

Department of Livestock Products Technology, College of Veterinary Sciences and AH, DUVASU, Mathura, U.P., India

*Corresponding Author: Rishav Kumar, Department of Livestock Products Technology, College of Veterinary Sciences and AH, DUVASU, Mathura, U.P., India.

Received: March 08, 2024Published: March 29, 2024


India's agrarian landscape heavily relies on the livestock sector, with the meat industry serving as a significant contributor to rural livelihoods. However, efficient processing and utilization of byproducts generated from slaughtered animals are imperative for economic and environmental sustainability. Despite comprising two-thirds of the animal's weight, these byproducts often face underutilization, leading to various challenges including waste management issues. With the burgeoning poultry sector contributing substantially to meat production, effective management of poultry byproducts is crucial. This review highlights the substantial potential of poultry byproducts in pet food production, emphasizing their nutritional quality and economic value. Challenges such as inadequate processing methods and lack of awareness are identified, alongside opportunities for value addition and sustainable utilization. Incorporating poultry byproducts into pet food formulations offers a cost-effective approach to enhance nutrition, texture, and palatability, addressing concerns associated with commercially available pet foods. Leveraging advancements in technology and promoting awareness can facilitate the efficient utilization of poultry byproducts, fostering economic growth, environmental management, and improved pet health.

Keywords: Livestock Sector; Byproduct Utilization; Poultry Industry; Pet Food Production; Sustainable Utilization


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Citation: Rishav Kumar and Meena Goswami. “Feathered Nutrition: Unlocking the Potential of Poultry Byproducts for Healthier Pet Foods". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 6.4 (2024): 75-77.


Copyright: © 2024 Rishav Kumar and Meena Goswami. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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