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Dr David Yanez Ruiz comes to New Zealand

RumenStability and early life intervention under discussion in New Zealand  David R. Yáñez-Ruiz, senior scientist at the Animal Nutrition Institute (CSIC, Granada, Spain), is visiting AgResearch (Palmerston North, New Zealand) funded through a GRASS Award, offered by the New Zealand Government in support of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. David is working with Dr. Stefan Muetzel at the Nutrition and Health research group on the potential of nutritional interventions applied in early life of ruminants to program the rumen microbial ecosystem for low methane emissions in the adult animal. The recent studies published by David’s team (Yáñez-Ruiz et al., 2010, Abecia et al., 2013, 2014) show that manipulating the feeding management early in life would indeed promote different microbial populations establishing in the rumen of the young animal. David will present his latest results on Early-Life Programming and will work with AgResearch scientists to gain understanding of the processes occurring in the early life of the animal in relation to rumen development, immune system, metabolic profile and microbial colonization. A workshop gathering scientists from AgResearch and Massey University will be held to evaluate the mitigation potential of such a strategy and to identify gaps of knowledge for future research studies.




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