“One Health, Phytobiomes and Animal Science” Workshop – BSAS Conference 2023

March 28, 2023

Organized in collaboration with

British Society of Animal Science (BSAS)


Birmingham, UK




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.

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Time: 17:15 – 18:45

  • Introduction
    Kellye Eversole, Phytobiomes Alliance
  • AMR & One Health
    Linda Oyama, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Micro-Algae as Feed
    Sharon Huws, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Grassland-soil-animal interactions
    Felicity Crotty, Royal Agricultural University
  • Panel Discussion: How can novel approaches in plant and soil sciences benefit animal production and sustainability?
    Participants: Claire Rogel-Gaillard, INRAE; Laura Glendinning, Roslin Institute
  • Session Summary
    Kellye Eversole, Phytobiomes Alliance