Objective: Pre- and early postnatal nutrition strategies in monogastric animals

Duration: 5 days

Lectures:

  1. Feeding strategies in gestation and lactation for litter performance;
  2. Piglet performance in the first 40 d of life;
  3. In ovo application of bioactive substances;
  4. Mode of action of pre- and/or probiotics and bioactives;
  5. Good practice for feeding trials;
  6. Animal welfare standards.

Practical training:

  1. Safety during animal experiments; sampling and sample preparation;
  2. fast (near-infrared spectroscopy [NIR]) and classical chemical analysis methods;
  3. in vitro and in vivo techniques in animal science [(a) in vitro cell culture experiment to study effects of bioactives on peptide transport; (b) infection model in weaned pigs to assess the impact of bioactives on Escherichia coli [E. COLI] shedding including faeces sampling; faeces evaluation, detection of specific E. coli strains by plating and qPCR]

Visits: Alltech European Bioscience Centre; Hermitage Genetics and feed mill

Tutors:

BEE [WBF-A], OLLAGNIER [WBF-A], GIRARD [WBF-A], STADNICKA [UTP] THERKILDSEN [AU], EVERAERT [ULiège], LAWLOR [Teagasc]

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