Relationship Between Poultry Gut Microbiota and Diet

29 December 2016, at 12:00am

CANADA - Remarks by Gerardo Manfreda, University of Bologna, Italy, during the poultry breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.


The animal gut microbiome describes the microorganisms of the gut as well as genomes and genes belonging to those microorganisms. Since the gut microbiome is involved in the regulation of multiple host metabolic pathways, a deep understanding of the relationships between microbiome and host provides new strategies to fight diseases and improve animal health.