Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles: Opportunities and Challenges in Veterinary Sciences
Raguvaran R, Anju Manuja* and Balvinder Kumar Manuja
ICAR-National Research Centre on Equines, Sirsa road, Hisar, Haryana, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Anju Manuja
ICAR-National Research Centre on Equines
Hisar-125001, Haryana, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 26, 2015 Accepted date: June 27, 2015 Published date: June 30, 2015
Citation: Raguvaran R, Manuja A, Manuja BK (2015) Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles: Opportunities and Challenges in Veterinary Sciences. Immunome Res 11:095. doi:10.4172/1745-7580.1000095
Copyright: © 2015 Manuja, et al. 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.
Nanotechnology has opened up new vistas for applications in almost all the disciplines of veterinary and animal sciences. Zinc oxide (ZnO) has been used as an alternative to antibiotics in animal feed. It has also been widely used for wound healing and various skin disorders. Recently ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) have attracted attention owing to their unique features. There can be numerous applications of ZnO NPs due to their antibacterial, antineoplastic, wound healing, ultraviolet scattering and angiogenic properties. These have also been used to promote tissue repair, as a food preservative and as feed additive. This paper reviews the recent developments in ZnO NPs research and its potential for application in animal health and production.