Transcriptional response to animal feed supplemented with plant-based antimicrobials

May 09, 2023
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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