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Amat Lab


We leverage livestock microbiomes to improve nutrition and animal health. 

Dr. Samat Amat
Dr. Samat Amat

Microbiomes of gastrointestinal, respiratory and reproductive tracts of livestock animals contribute to animal health and performance by mediating nutrient metabolism, stimulating the immune system, and providing colonization resistance against pathogens.   Perturbation of well-balanced (homeostatic) microbial populations has long-term adverse effects on host physiology.  Manipulation of livestock microbiomes to enhance growth performance and disease resilience in livestock species has recently become an active area of research in an era defined by increasing scrutiny of antimicrobial use in livestock production, increasing demand for livestock products due to the rising global population, and increasing adverse effect of climate change on animal health and production.