Scientific Objectives

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To determine the impact of innovative feeding strategies and bioactive feed additives in chicken, pigs and dairy cows on innate immunity, growth performance, metabolic regulation, milk production and fertility

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To investigate the changes induced by anti-oxidants, fatty acids or single amino acids on metabolism, gut health and function, and explore the interrelationship with performance

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To define the value of natural anti-microbials to strengthen innate immunity and reduce the load of antibiotics

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To develop and implement in vitro models for animal nutrition

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To explore the impact of milk exosomes and microRNA in animal nutrition and immunity

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To develop a bioinformatic platform integrating information generated throughout the project