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INTERNATIONAL FIBRE SUMMIT

Referred to by some as “the second brain”, the microbiome plays a crucial role in animal physiology. Stimulation of the gut microbiome is emerging as a nutritional strategy for improved animal performance.

As the main “feed” or substrate for bacteria to ferment, fibre is receiving renewed research interest due to its influence on the microbiome.

The International Fibre Summit brought together experts in fibre understanding, animal nutrition and gut function to identify opportunities to exploit fibre to the advantage of the host.


SPEAKER PROFILES

Profiles of all those who presented at the International Fibre Summit, including speakers from industry as well as academic institutions including Iowa State University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Hohenheim University.


SPEAKER ABSTRACTS

All 21 speaker abstracts from the International Fibre Summit event, covering a wide range of topics relating to the ways in which fibre can be exploited for better monogastric performance.


VIDEOS

Exclusive interviews with International Fibre Summit presenters – including insights into the anti-nutrient effect of dietary fibre on animal performance, as well as an introduction to the new concept of stimbiotics.


PROCEEDINGS

Published in conjunction with the International Fibre Summit 2019, this book reviews the latest advances in the understanding of dietary fibre for animal nutrition and discusses the practical application of the research.

INTRODUCING STIMBIOTICS

Presented during the International Fibre Summit in November 2019, the stimbiotic concept involves the use of different products and additives which stimulate the development of a fibre fermentable microbiome.

Stimbiotic is different to how prebiotics are described; rather than adding a product in high concentration, the stimbiotic concept is about feeding a low concentration of products that are used as a signal to ferment the fibre that is already present in the gut.