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Transcriptional response to animal feed supplemented with plant-based antimicrobials – Nov. 29

Date: 2022/11/29 Duration: 01:00:00 Presented by: Professor Dana Stanley Institute for Future Farming Systems Central Queensland University, Australia

In recent years there has been a rapid trend to end use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) in livestock feed. This has brought a new area in veterinary research and a surge of new products that claim that they can control pathogens to a similar level as AGPs. Several alternatives to AGPs have been successfully implemented on farms, including probiotics, prebiotics, symbiotics, organic acids, biochar, bentonite and many more. Plant-based antimicrobial products, referred to as phytogens, are surging in popularity and use. Although strongly antimicrobial, plant phytogens have a range of other beneficial effects, including insecticide, anti-cancer, immunomodulating, drug interference, altering hormone levels and many others known to the general public via the effects of plant essential oils.

In this webinar, we’ll explore:

  • The results of a study on the effects of a phytogenic product containing menthol, carvacrol and carvone
  • How this phytogenic product was supplemented to egg-laying birds from arrival to production sheds
  • The effects on birds’ productivity and welfare based on studying their 16S microbiota, metagenomics and ileum transcriptomics
  • How QIAGEN CLC Genomics Workbench was applied to RNA-seq data analysis
  • How QIAGEN Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) enabled mapping a range of additional benefits of the product, paving the way to farm-customised pathogen control

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an expert in microbiology about a promising plant-based alternative to antibiotics in animal feed.
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