FeedNavigator wants you: sign up for our poultry gut health webinar today

What is needed to reduce the inflammation of the gut in birds?

© istock/branex

Find out during our online webinar next week where we discuss ways to boost the intestinal health of poultry, a critical aspect of welfare and productivity. 

The feed–microbiota–host interactions are extremely complex, but expertise on how to steer this relationship is growing rapidly.

FeedNavigator’s webinar on Thursday, 2 March will hear from US and European experts about the latest insights they have gleaned through their varied approaches to poultry gut health research.

You can follow this link to register for the free event.

Included in the line-up of speakers is Dr Michael Kogut, lead scientist and research microbiologist at the Agriculture Research Center at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Dr Kogut has been exploring ways to harness the ability of the microbiome to influence broiler immunity as an immunotherapeutic alternative to antibiotic strategies.

He is increasingly focused on the impact of immune modulation at the local, rather than the systemic level in poultry.

Dr Kogut will be joined by Professor Filip Van Immerseel, research professor at the Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases at the University of Ghent, where he heads up a group studying intestinal host-microbiota interactions, mainly focussing on poultry.

We will ask him if the scientific community is any clearer now on what is needed to reduce the inflammation of the gut in birds?

Prof Van Immerseel will also talk about the potential risk that exists for animals to develop bacteria resistance to so-called alternative products to antibiotics.

He has been studying compounds that do not induce such resistance.

The academic has also been looking at how deficiencies in butyrate production by the microbiota in poultry can lead inflammation in the intestinal tract and what potential feeding strategies can counter that.

Question time

Our interactive portal allows you to send through, in advance, any questions you might have for our speakers. Check it out here

Dr Kimberly Livingston, assistant professor at North Carolina State University, is also on our expert panel. She is a nutritional immunologist and works in the area of nutritional means to modulate immunity and gut health.

She is currently weighing up the factors that may influence the expression of host defense peptides (HDPs) in the gut of the bird, and looking further at the role HDPs play in poultry immunity and productivity.

We will ask her what kind of feed additives typically influence the expression of HDPs.

We will also hear about the latest research insights from Dr Ellen van Eerden, senior researcher at the Netherlands based, Schothorst Feed Research Center. She has been evaluating the feed components and feed additives that can positively influence the microflora in the chicken’s gut and in turn boost intestinal health.

You can register for the free online event here. It starts at 10.30am ET (New York) / 4.30pm CET (Paris) on Thursday 2 March.

Related News

© istock.com/MaXPdia

Cargill making gut decisions when it comes to poultry

© iStock.com

'A lot is still conjecture but we’re narrowing down quite a bit on that,' says poultry expert on additive functionality

© iStock

Can spray-dried plasma boost gut health in young poultry?

© iStock

Soy protein may have role to play in antibiotic-free poultry production

EFSA says DSM poultry additive can improve feed to gain ratio in birds

EFSA says DSM poultry additive can improve feed to gain ratio in birds

Feed additives that reduce inflammation said to be key in a shift away from antibiotics in poultry

Feed additives that reduce inflammation said to be key in a shift away from antibiotics in poultry

'Nanoparticles can enable direct transportation of compounds to targeted organs or systems while avoiding fast degradability often seen with antibiotics and can encourage multiple health benefits.' © istock/NicoElNino

Reviewers weigh up the successes and pitfalls of nano feed in poultry

©iStock/grThirteen

Novus aims to reduce antibiotics in pig, poultry feed

Broiler gut health: is Novus backed research showing the way?

Gut health in broilers: is Novus backed research showing the way?

Thinking outside the gut – are probiotics the panacea for poultry production pains?

Thinking outside the gut – are probiotics the panacea for poultry production pains?

Cargill talks gut health, rumen functionality and antioxidants

Gut health, rumen functionality and natural antioxidants – Cargill reveals additives strategy

Rapeseed, faba beans and gut health: new Scottish monogastric center sets out its stall

Rapeseed, faba beans and gut health: new Scottish monogastric center sets out its stall

Nutreco fine tuning gut health research to support prudent use of antibiotics

Nutreco fine tuning gut health research to support prudent use of antibiotics

'There are lots of challenges. Society is more engaged. But we need to respond to societal concerns with science backed responses. I believe the global poultry industry can adapt and grow,' says Cargill's Mario Penz  © istock.com/creativaImages

What will poultry production look like 10 years from now?

Photo: istock/pichet_w

Genomics expose the role of phytogenics in gut health: Biomin

© iStock.com

Can yeast derived beta glucans improve the intestinal health of broilers?

Canadian scientists seek ways to improve chicken health

Canadian scientists seek ways to improve chicken health

© iStock.com

Finer grinding yeast supplements may boost broiler immunity, gut health

Enzymes and thyme oil may grow bigger, healthier broilers © iStock.com

Thymol, carvacrol supplements may boost broiler growth, gut health

© istock.com

UK poultry antibiotic data disclosure puts the squeeze on wider industry: Alltech

Related Products

See more related products

Submit a comment

Your comment has been saved

Post a comment

Please note that any information that you supply is protected by our Privacy and Cookie Policy. Access to all documents and request for further information are available to all users at no costs, In order to provide you with this free service, William Reed Business Media SAS does share your information with companies that have content on this site. When you access a document or request further information from this site, your information maybe shared with the owners of that document or information.