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.

About the speaker
Professor Dana Stanley, Institute for Future Farming Systems
Central Queensland University, Australia
Professor Dragana Dana Stanley received her PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Victoria University, Melbourne in 2009. Following graduation, she started a postdoctoral position in CSIRO’s Animal Health Laboratories (AAHL), in poultry intestinal health research. Dana specialised in gut microbiota and genetics during her time at AAHL. She began a position at Central Queensland University in 2013 and is now a leader of the molecular microbiology research cluster in the Institute for Future Farming Systems, focusing on human and livestock intestinal health and nutrition, probiotics, next-generation antibiotics development and pathogen control. Dana is head of genomic research at Central Queensland University in the Institute for Future Farming Systems. The majority of her publications are in the world’s top 10% of journals and among the 10% most cited in the world. In the last Scopus list of top 2% scientists from 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields, Dana came in top 1% based on the research impact and citations. Dana is passionate about nature conservation, exercise, martial arts and nutrition.
Date of recording:Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Duration:60 minutes
Pharma / Biopharma
Informatics & Data