Using the Microbiome to Improve Health and Production in Food-Producing Animals

  • Dates: 21 – 21 Feb, 2018

Using the Microbiome to Improve Health and Production in Food-Producing Animals
February 21, 2018
11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT

The microbiome of food-producing animals has become a very active area of research in recent years due to its association with animal health. This webinar will cover some of the basic aspects of microbiome research and how it may be used to enhance health and production in livestock.

Dr. Devin Holman is a Research Scientist in livestock microbiology at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in Lacombe, Alberta. Dr. Holman's work is largely focused on characterizing the microbiomes of beef cattle and swine to improve animal health and production and reduce antimicrobial use. Prior to joining AAFC, Dr. Holman was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Animal Disease Center in Ames, IA where he investigated the effect of multidrug resistant Salmonella and antimicrobial administration on the swine gut and tonsillar microbiome. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at AAFC in Lethbridge, AB researching the nasopharyngeal microbiome of feedlot cattle in relation to bovine respiratory disease. He received his Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, where he studied the effect of in-feed antimicrobials on the swine gut microbiome.



This webinar is hosted by the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) and the Canadian Meat Science Association (CMSA). The webinar is interactive and will last approximately 60 minutes including Q&A.  Registration is complimentary, but you must first register by clicking on the enrollment: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3407193408623324930. Once you have registered, you will receive an e-mail message confirming your enrollment status and information that you need to join the webinar.

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