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Microbiome studies in swine systems: Challenges and opportunities (Part 2)

Reprinted as posted on Swine in Minnesota blog. Report written by Dr. Andres Gomez, University of Minnesota Department of Animal Science

Key Points

  • Due to the nature of microbiome it cannot be studied separated from other relevant information and should be studied together with metabolomics, genomics, immunity and nutrition.
  • Development of models at different levels are needed to evaluate the effect on microbiome of different strategies and to evaluate the impact of microbiome changes on the pig gut health.
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