Animal Nutrition

Join our webinar series and learn about the latest insights on feed efficiency and gut integrity in animal nutrition.


  • Arabinoxylan degradation in the chicken intestine as a trigger for beneficial host-microbiota interactions
    Discover how enzyme-derived oligosaccharides from cereals beneficially stimulate microbes that produce health-promoting metabolites.
  • Sustainable produc­tion of animal proteins: how to optimize the use of phosphorus
    Learn how to optimize phosphorus utilization through precision feeding or a Ca/P depletion-repletion strategy in monogastric animals.
  • Mode of action of the monoglycerides of fatty acids on gut health
    Discover the different modes of action of the monoglycerides of butyric acid and short-chain fatty acids along the digestive tract of monogastric animals.


Professor at the Dept of Pathology, Bacteriology & Poultry Diseases of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Ghent University (Belgium).

Professor Van Immerseel graduated in Bio-Engineering Sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven and did his PhD in Veterinary Medical Sciences at the Ghent University, on the intestinal immune cell infiltration after Salmonella infection of chickens.

He currently leads a research team that studies host-bacterium interaction in poultry and pigs. He has published more than 170 scientific papers, is editor of the journal Avian Pathology and has edited books, namely on Salmonella and Clostridium perfringens.



Associate Professor, Animal Science, Laval University

Marie-Pierre Letourneau-Montminy earned her MSc at AgroParisTech in Paris. She then graduated from both AgroParisTech and Laval University for PhD studying calcium and phosphorus metabolism in growing pigs and broilers using modeling and meta-analysis approaches. She then completed a post-doctoral internship on precision feeding in pigs at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. She then built a research chair with several partners on Alternative feeding strategies in pig and poultry in a context of sustainability in Laval University where she now holds an associate Professor position. Her main research focus is on producing sustainable animal protein especially optimizing the utilization of P and N in pig and poultry by understanding and quantifying the impact of factors related to the diet and to the animal through animal trial, meta-analysis and modelling to help formulating eco-friendly, healthier and low cost diet. She received the award for the best PhD in animal science in France (AFZ) and the National Pork Board Award at the Midwest Meeting of ASAS for her post-doctoral studies. She recently held a Canada Research Chair Tier 2 on Production of sustainable animal protein.


Dr. Barri graduated from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico where she got her degree in Veterinary Medicine. She did her MSc at Texas A&M University on avian immunology and her PhD at Virginia Tech on avian immuno-physiology.

She has dedicated more than 10 years on intestinal health of poultry and swine and the evaluation of “natural” feed additives to support their health and optimize their growth under commercial settings, as a strategy to reduce the use of antibiotics.