British Society of Animal Science (BSAS)
Chair: Kellye Eversole | Phytobiomes Alliance
Linda Oyama | Queen’s University Belfast
Sharon Huws | Queen’s University Belfast
Felicity Crotty | Royal Agricultural University
The One Health approach recognizes the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. The phytobiomes approach embraces this framework.
Phytobiomes research focuses on the complex interactions between plants, microorganisms, soils, climate, environment, and management practices. Pastures, grasslands, and fodder production systems are important phytobiomes and present numerous opportunities to improve animal nutrition, gut microbiomes, methane reduction, animal and overall ecosystem health, and carbon sequestration.
This session will focus on the commonalities and uniqueness of three scientific disciplines – animal, plant and soil science – and how they can work together to address issues such as animal microbial resistance, feed efficiency, and sustainability of livestock and poultry production.
Time: 17:15 – 18:45