Buccal Swabbing as a Rapid, Non-invasive, & Highly-scalable Method for Sampling the Rumen Microbiome
Time: 10:15 am
day: Day Two
• A major challenge in applying ruminal microbiome technologies on dairy farms is the inability to rapidly sample the rumen in a non-invasive manner.
• Using Buccal swabs can represent 70 – 75% of the ruminal microbiome
• This approach presents an opportunity to use shifts in the ruminal microbiome to assess metabolic disease states (e.g. subacute rumen acidosis, negative energy balance, etc)