Animal Health Session

IPC2017 will be the scientific forum where academic and industrial scientists involved in research of all aspects of probiotics and prebiotics meet.

The Animal Health Session will be part of the conference programme, under the chairmanship of:



Ajay Awati
Danisco Animal NutritionDuPont Industrial Biosciences, UK




Todd Callaway
United States Department of Agriculture; College Station, Texas, USA


Makkar Harinder IPC

Harinder Makkar, Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy

Title of presentation: "Findings of the FAO Document on Probiotics in Animal Nutrition"


The key themes of the session will be evidence-based benefits of the use of probiotics and prebiotics in animal health and nutrition, health and zootechnical claim substantiation and new product development for the following target animals:

  • Swine               
  • Poultry
  • Ruminants
  • Horses
  • Aquaculture
  • Pets
  • Ornamental Animals
  • Other Species

The subject areas of the animal health sessions are as follows:

  • Models to Study Intestinal Interactions
  • Microbiome of the GIT
  • Modulation of the Intestinal Micro-flora
  • Biomarkers of Probiotic Efficacy
  • Mucosal Health and Integrity
  • Diarrhoe Prevention
  • Stimulation of the Intestinal Immune System
  • Non-mucosal Interaction with the Immune System
  • Mechanisms of Action
  • Delivery Vehicles
  • Quality Assurance and Stability
  • Probiotics
  • Non-LAB Probiotics - Yeasts, Bacilli
  • Novel Strains and Approaches
  • Taxonomy - Current Issues
  • Identification, Characterization of Strains
  • Bacteriocins
  • Prebiotics
  • Synbiotics
  • Zootechnical Benefits
  • Clinical Trials and Zootechnical Claim Substantiation
  • Adverse Effects, Safety
  • Regulatory Issues and Barriers
  • Future of Probiotics and Prebiotics in Animal Health and Nutrition
  • Technology

The language of the conference is English.

The conference will be organised in a series of thematically ordered sessions. Contributions will be strictly evaluated by the Scientific Committee in order to ensure high level of scientific and/or practical quality and relevance. All contributions accepted will be assigned to a specific session. All contributions accepted and presented at the conference or the satellite symposia will be included in the official Conference Proceedings.