Our key research areas currently include the following:

Environmentally and economically viable feeding strategies

  • Low protein diets
  • Digestive dynamics
  • The role of feed additives in antibiotic-free production
  • Optimal amino acid and energy balance in broiler diet formulation
  • Mineral and amino acid nutrition in layers
  • Climate, variety, and feed grain quality
  • Evaluation of alternative feed ingredients

A holistic approach to egg production

  • Interaction between nutrition, health and welfare in laying hens
  • Impact of management on feed efficiency, health and egg quality

An integrated management of disease and food safety

  • Epidemiology of Spotty Liver Disease in cage-free layers.
  • Control of Salmonella in layers using vaccination.
  • Understanding and improving drinking water vaccination against ILT in broilers.

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