Short Communication
Volume 7 Issue 8 - 2022
The Potential of Insect Meal in the Animal Feeding and Health Care
Sándor Gy Fekete*
University of Veterinary Medicine, H-1078 Budapest, István u. 2, Hungary
*Corresponding Author: Sándor Gy Fekete, University of Veterinary Medicine, H-1078 Budapest, István u. 2, Hungary.
Received: July 24, 2022; Published: July 28, 2022




The World ought to be ethical or will extinct. It is valid for its consumption, animal production and companion-pet animal keeping, too. At the same time, the alternatives should be evaluated on a scientific basis. The main challenge in the food supply of the humanity is to ensure the daily protein intake of approximately 60g per capita. One of the promising solution is the use of insects. The human consumption of insects has thousend-year-long history, insects were used as model animal in the experimentation [5], but the use of insects as animal feed source is relatively new. In 2021 the EU authorised the use of seven insect species: black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens), common housefly (Musca domestica), yellow mealworm (Tenebrio molitor), lesser mealworm (Alphitobius diaperinus), house cricket (Acheta domesticus), banded cricket (Gryllodes sigillatus) and field cricket (Gryllus assimilis)" in feed for aquaculture animals, pig and poultry [1].

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Citation: Sándor Gy Fekete. “The Potential of Insect Meal in the Animal Feeding and Health Care”. EC Veterinary Science 7.8 (2022): 21-23.

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