Pre-Conference Focus Day: Outside of the Gut
Tuesday October 11, 2022

9:45 am Registration & Coffee Morning

10:15 am Panel Discussion: Novel Indications Outside of the Gut


• Defining the microbiome: Current definitions and gaps
• How can we expand our knowledge of the microbiome outside of the gut?
• Learn how knowledge of these extensive microbiomes can accelerate an animals health

11:00 am Lessons From the Oral Microbiome


• Introduction to the oral microbiome
• The oral – systemic microbiome connection
• Modulation of the oral microbiome for improved oral and systemic health outcomes

11:30 am Microbiome Derived Biotherapeutics for Livestock Respiratory Disease


• Leveraging the microbiome to prevent respiratory disease in livestock
• Building a microbiome discovery platform
• Modulating of the innate immune system to prevent disease

12:00 pm A Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Impact of a Novel Probiotic and Nutraceutical Supplement on Symptoms of Canine Atopic Dermatitis and the Fecal Microbiota in Privately-owned Dogs


• Discuss the etiopathogenesis of CAD, the emerging role of the gut microbiome, and the importance of nutritional and probiotic interventions as a complementary therapy
• Discuss the synergistic effect of identified ingredients for relief of symptoms of CAD through dermatological, immune, and gastrointestinal support, as well as and their ability to alter the gut microbiome and the implications for canine health
• Discuss the importance of conducting a randomized controlled trial in privately-owned dogs, and the evidence behind ingredients utilized in the formulatio

12:30 pm Lunch & Networking

1:30 pm Roundtable Discussions:


• Translational science: What can we learn from human microbiome research, & how can we translate that to animals?
• All parts make a whole: How can we amplify an animals health by understanding each individual microbiome?
• Improving animal welfare: How can we make our animals happier, & what are the effects of this?
• Gut-Brain Axis: What are the links in the animal world, & how can this be leveraged?

2:00 pm Comparing Blood Microbiomes Between Healthy Animals & Those With Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Comprehensive Description

2:30 pm Shedding Light on Liver Abscess Dogma in Cattle


• Analyzing the evidence for why liver abscess dogma needs to be updated relative to etiology(ies)
• Focusing on disease pathogenesis
• Discussing difficulties with liver abscess model development

3:00 pm Implications of Psychobiotics in Improving the Health of Neonatal Calves

  • Leluo Guan PhD Professor - Functional Genomics & Microbiology Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science Associate Dean Graduate Studies Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Science, University of Alberta

3:30 pm Closing Remarks & End of Focus Day