The lectures focused on different aspects of animal nutrition and health, covering fibre degradation, managing alternative raw materials, the gut microbiome and gut health management.
During the seminar participants had the opportunity to join several discussions among peers, sharing their different experiences.
On day one, renowned speakers shared the latest insights and developments into their research fields:
- Dr. Peter van Horne from Wageningen University opened the seminar by guiding the audience through the latest trends and developments in the poultry meat and egg markets
- Dr. Henk Schols from Wageningen University explained how enzymes can be used for fibre degradation
- Dr. Markus Rodehutscord from Hohenheim University discussed phytate degradation in pigs and poultry
- Dr. Hunter Walters from Texas A&M University gave a testimonial lecture on his experience with NSP degrading enzymes in the USA
The session dedicated to enzymes was closed with a lecture by Dr. Lode Nollet, Global Product Manager Enzymes at Huvepharma®, exploring the use of enzymes as a tool to manage challenges in modern feed formulation.
Dr. Roberto le Ragione from the University of Surrey shared his research on modulating the gut flora of livestock to improve production performance and reduce disease incidence. He set the ground for the closing lecture given by Dr. Veerle Hautekiet, Marketing Director at Huvepharma®, on current achievements and future trends for probiotic feed additives.