Nanotechnology developments: opportunities for animal health and production

  • Anju Manuja | amanuja@rediffmail.com National Research Centre on Equines, India.
  • Balvinder Kumar National Research Centre on Equines, India.
  • Raj Kumar Singh National Research Centre on Equines, India.

Abstract

Nanotechnology has opened up new vistas for applications in molecular biology, biotechnology and almost all the disciplines of veterinary and animal sciences. Excellence in animal health and production can be achieved by translation of this newer technology to create effective services and products for animals. The ability to manufacture and manipulate matter on the nanoscale has offered opportunities for application in diverse areas of animal sciences. Nanosensors, nanovaccines, adjuvants, gene delivery and smart drug delivery methods have the potential to revolutionize animal health and production. There can be numerous applications of the nanomaterials for disease diagnosis, treatment, drug delivery, animal nutrition, animal breeding, reproduction, tissue engineering and value addition to animal products. This paper reviews the recent developments in nanotechnology research and opportunities for application in animal sciences.

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Author Biographies

Anju Manuja, National Research Centre on Equines
Senior Scientist, Veterinary Medicine
Balvinder Kumar, National Research Centre on Equines
Senior Scientist, Animal Biotechnology
Raj Kumar Singh, National Research Centre on Equines
Director
Published
2012-01-30
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Keywords:
nanotechnology, nanodiagnostics, drug delivery, nanovaccines.
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How to Cite
Manuja, A., Kumar, B., & Singh, R. K. (2012). Nanotechnology developments: opportunities for animal health and production. Nanotechnology Development, 2(1), e4. https://doi.org/10.4081/nd.2012.e4