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