Publications

This study provides evidence that the CapSa effectively samples the intestinal microbiota from the upper section of the small intestine in post‑weaning pigs. Furthermore, it was found that the collection of CapSas could only be successfully achieved in pigs classified within the heavier weight category.
https://zenodo.org/records/11102232
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Inès García Viñado, Paolo Trevisi, Giuseppe Bee, Catherine Ollagnier
A review article dealing with different startegies to mitigate heat stress in poultry production. Authors describe physiological, biological and behavioural mechanisms used by chickens to cope with heat stress. Subsequently an impact of heat stress on chicken and poultry production is discussed. Finally different startegies to cope with high ambient temperatures are presented.
https://zenodo.org/records/10468144
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Monoguthealth researchers
Modou Mangan, Maria Siwek
Synbiotics have been intensively studied recently to improve gut health of humans and animals. The success of synergistic synbiotics depends on the compatibility of the prebiotic and probiotic components.Here, we coined the term “prophybiotics” to describe this combined bioactivity. Publication deals with the selection of prebiotics that are preferred as an energy source and antimicrobial plant extracts which do not inhibit the growth, of six strains of lactic acid bacteria.
https://zenodo.org/records/8275321
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Ramesha Nirmali Wishna Kadawarage, Martin Jensen, Rita Hickey, Maria Siwek
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) refers to impaired foetal growth during gestation, resulting in permanent stunting effects on the offspring. This study aimed to investigate the effects of IUGR on growth performance, body composition, blood metabolites, and meat quality of pigs from birth (n = 268) to slaughter (n = 93). IUGR piglets have prioritised brain development as a foetal adaptive reaction to placental insufficiency.
https://zenodo.org/records/11072909
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Roberta Ruggeri, Giuseppe Bee, Paolo Trevisi, Catherine Ollagnier
Campylobacter and Salmonella are the two most prominent foodborne zoonotic pathogens reported in the European Union. As poultry is one of the major sources of these pathogens, it is imperative to mitigate the colonization of these pathogens in poultry. Many strains of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have demonstrated anti-Salmonella and anti-Campylobacter characteristics to varying degrees and spectrums which are attributed to the production of various metabolites. However, the production of these compounds and consequent antimicrobial properties are highly strain dependent. Therefore, the current study was performed to select a potent LAB and determine its causal attribute in inhibiting Salmonella enterica and Campylobacter jejuni, in-vitro.
https://zenodo.org/records/10816681
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Monoguthealth researchers
Ramesha Nirmali Wishna Kadawarage, Rita Hickey, Maria Siwek
This paper is a method paper describing the procedure and complications of jugular vein catheterization of 12 days old suckling piglets. This study aimed to demonstrate the longer-term benefits of the catheter. This study shows that permanent catheterization of the jugular vein can be successfully used in young suckling piglets to obtain high-quality blood samples frequently and without stress, while maintaining group housing with littermates and sow.
https://zenodo.org/records/10581724
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Daria De Leonardis, Cornelia C. Metges
Probiotics and phytobiotics have demonstrated effective improvement of gut health in broiler chickens when individually administered in-ovo. However, their combined use in-ovo, has not been studied to date. We coined the term “prophybiotic” (probiotic + phytobiotic) for such a combination. The current study therefore, aimed to elucidate the effects of combined use of a selected probiotic and a phytobiotic in-ovo, on broiler gut health and production parameters, as opposed to use of probiotics alone.
https://zenodo.org/records/10677592
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Monoguthealth researchers
Ramesha Nirmali Wishna Kadawarage, Rita Hickey, Maria Siwek
Gut infections of chickens caused by Ascaridia galli and Heterakis gallinarum are associated with impaired host performance, particularly in high-performing genotypes. Heterakis gallinarum is also a vector of Histomonas meleagridis that is often co-involved with ascarid infections. Here, we provide a first insight into the alteration of the chicken plasma and liver metabolome as a result of gastrointestinal nematode infections with concomitant histomonosis.
https://zenodo.org/records/10150060
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Oyekunle John Oladosu, Cornelia C. Metges, Gürbüz Daş
This review paper aims to provide an overview on effects of incubation temperature changes in early (week 1), mid-term (week 2) and late (week 3) embryogenesis on broiler muscle and bone development, and subsequent locomotory ability.
https://zenodo.org/records/8340061
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Tobias Kettrukat, Ewa Grochowska, Margrethe Therkildsen
Antibacterial plant combinations prevent postweaning diarrhea in organically raised piglets challenged with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli F18.
https://zenodo.org/record/7975015
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Monoguthealth researchers
Kevin Jerez Bogota, Martin Jensen, Paul Cormican, Peadar Lawlor, Gillian Gardiner, Nuria Canibe
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Abstracts and presentations

MonoGutHealth session at EAAP

Our PhD students participated in the 74th annual meeting of EAAP in Lyon, France. It was an ideal opportunity to share their research results and exchange knowledge and experiences. The full-day session of the MonoGutHealth project was devoted primarily to presenting the results of individual projects by our ESRs.  The slides shown by them at the meeting can be found at: https://zenodo.org/records/10068918