Conference Day One

8:00 am Registration & Networking Refreshments

Defining an ‘Average Healthy Animal Gut Microbiome’ and Establishing Causality of Microbiome Interactions in Animals

8:55 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

9:00 am Potential Role of Blood Microbiome as a Diagnostic Tool for Gastrointestinal Disease & Food-specific Sensitivity


  • Understanding why bacteria are found in the blood of both healthy and unhealthy animals and how it is getting there
  • Discussing how the Blood Microbiome can be used as a diagnostic tool for GI diseases and food-specific sensitivities

9:30 am High Throughput Interrogation of the Canine Oral Microbiome Enables Discovery of New Natural Oral Health Active Ingredients


  • Understanding the complex microbial ecology of the canine oral microbiome and key microbial effector molecules linked to perceptible consumer outcomes (e.g. bad breath)
  • Developing realistic and high throughput model systems of the canine oral microbiome
  • Discovering high performance oral postbiotic ingredients that enable brands to develop innovative oral health solutions that precisely and naturally impact the oral microbiome

10:00 am Speed Networking & Morning Coffee Break


Introduce yourself to experts across the animal microbiome ecosystem, including the brightest minds capturing the main challenges and changes in the animal health and nutrition space to establish meaningful business relationships.

Leveraging-Omics Approaches & Data Analytics to Understand the Animal Microbiome

11:00 am One Health Microbiome Resource Initiative: Gold Standard Database & Tools for Microbiome Research


  • Uncovering the dynamic fusion of human and pet datasets within OHMR
  • Highlighting how OHMR can be used to accelerate innovations for both species
  • Learning how this new tool will lead to consistence outcomes of results and interpretations to enable accurate comparisons with other microbiome studies

11:30 am Technology Roundtable Discussions


Join tables to get stuck into the latest emerging technologies for sequencing the animal microbiome:

  • Understanding why meta-omic analyses are important for microbiome therapeutic discovery
  • Utilizing metagenomic techniques to study how microbial communities can create complex ecosystems
  • Using metaproteomics techniques for interrogating the functions of specific organisms in microbial communities and how constructing a protein sequence database can impact the outcome of any metaproteomics study

12:00 pm Lunch Break & Networking

12:30 pm
Utilizing Supplements to Promote Health in Livestock & Companion Animals

1:00 pm Promoting Gut Health with Prebiotics


  • Improving the balance of gut microflora, resulting in better gut health and fewer digestive disorders
  • Enhancing animal immune systems, health and therefore profitability
  • Reducing the need for antibiotics

1:30 pm Post-Antibiotic Microbiome Recovery

  • Yemi Adesokan Chief Executive & Scientific Officer, Gnubiotics Sciences


  • Discovering how animal milk oligosaccharides impacts the fecal characteristics, microbiota, and bile acids of adult dogs treated with antibiotics
  • Support long term wellness and health by monitoring the microbiota to suggest the right diet, lifestyle and dietary supplements

2:00 pm Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking

3:00 pm How Feed Formulation and Additives Can Be Used to Maintain an Enteric Gut Ecosystem Symbiosis in Poultry & Swine

  • Peter Ferket Interim Head of Poultry Science Prestage Department, North Carolina State University


  • Highlighting the three critical elements of maintaining a symbiotic gut ecosystem
  • Showcasing examples of how feed formulations, feed applications, and feed additives can modulate each element of the enteric ecosystem
  • Discovering practical applications and synergistic strategies using poultry and swine models

3:30 pm Microbiome Therapies for the Prevention of Respiratory Infections in Livestock


  • Highlighting the severity of respiratory infectious diseases, which leads to substantial economic repercussions within the global cattle and swine sectors
  • Discovering how Resilient Biotics combines metagenomic sequencing technologies and a suite of functional assays to develop novel microbiomebased therapeutics
  • Analyzing the mode of action by which these innovative therapeutics act to combat respiratory pathogens

4:00 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

4:10 pm End of Conference Day One