Once again, Lallemand Animal Nutrition was pleased to take part in the 7th Beneficial Microbes Conference. This unique event gathers international scientists to share research on beneficial microbes, which support the health and well-being of both humans and animals. Several studies presented by university professors featured some of Lallemand Animal Nutrition strains and solutions in species ranging from swine and poultry to honeybees. Frédérique Chaucheyras-Durand, Ph.D., Research Manager for Lallemand Animal Nutrition, has been a member of the conference advisory committee since the early days. On November 27, she co-chaired a session on “Pre- and probiotics, animals and animal models”.
Frédérique Chaucheyras-Durand reported: "From the very first edition of the conference in 2010, we have seen an amazing increase in diversity – which is always a very good trend for digestive microbial ecologists! Diversity in the type of targeted animals (from livestock animals to companion animals to honeybees), in the type of microbiomes studied in the gut (from bacteriome, to archaeome, mycobiome or virome), in the type of beneficial solutions (from single strains of probiotic lactic acid bacteria to strict anaerobes or complex microbial consortia and combinations, prebiotics or post/parabiotics), in the type of measured benefits (from performance to pathogen resistance, gut barrier, immune system, behavior and welfare), and also in the methods or models developed to address microbiota-gut-probiotic interactions (germ free animals, in vitro digestion systems, omic techniques). A very rich playground for innovative discovery and for the development of future solutions to improve animal health in a sustainable way."
This meeting is an illustration of the broad — and still untapped — potential for probiotic applications in all aspects of animal nutrition and well-being, from piglets to honeybees, and a mark of Lallemand Animal Nutrition’s position in the understanding and managing of gut microbiota ecosystems in all animal species.
For more information and complete program of the conference, please visit: https://www.beneficialmicrobes2018.org