Nov 05, 2013
The Monogastric Center of Excellence presents its results in Berlin.
Nov 05, 2013
(Nottingham-UK)- The international workshop on nutrition and intestinal microbiota host interaction in the pig was hosted for first time in Berlin on October 24-25th 2013. Organized by the Freie Universität Berlin, the meeting was attended by more than 150 experts from all over Europe to discuss interaction of nutritional factors with the gut microbiome and the host organism in the pig. The latest research and upcoming technology including keynotes lectures, oral presentation, workshops and posters were presented over the two days.
Probiotics were once again one of the topics at the centre of discussion, with their ability to promote health benefit to the host through microbiota and immune interactions. The Monogastric Centre of Excellence from the University of Nottingham presented a poster: “Influence of a live Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii strain: CNCM I-1079 on intestinal immune markers in piglets peri-weaning” (Le Bon et al.), highlighting the immunomodulatory properties of LEVUCELL SB in piglets.
This meeting was received with positive feedback and might become a regular feature for knowledge exchange in swine research in the future.