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DVM, MSc, Project Researcher (PhD student)

Description of research and teaching

Every year approximately 3 million of piglets are born in Finland, and 300 millions in Europe. In the last two decades the genetic selection of swine breeds has generated a constant increase in number of piglet born/litter, from an average of 10 piglets/litter in 1995, till the current average of 15-16 piglets/litter. Considering that larger litters means that piglets are also more fragile and small at birth and there is more competition for the access to colostrum and milk. The absence of an innate immunity at birth, makes the newborn piglets dependent on the assumption of protective antibodies from the colostrum of the mother. When colostrum intake is reduced or absent, the piglet survival substantially decrease and they are more susceptible to infections. Especially intestinal infections occur more often, inducing the producers to increase the antibiotic treatments of newborn piglets. The very early treatment with antibiotics can generate not only bacterial resistance, but also interfere with the normal microbiota development in the intestine of piglet, having long term effect on the health of the pig during his whole productive life.
This research aims to understand how much the colostrum production of the sow has been challenged by the dramatic increase of litter size, how well the newborn piglets are able to access to adequate amounts of immunoglobulins when competition is high in large litters. The research aims to understand immediate and long term effect of antibiotic treatment in the neonatal intestinal microbiota, which will generate important knowledge extendable to humans, considering that the pig is one of the most used models in human medical research.

Education information

DVM, MSc PhD student

Keywords

  • 413 Veterinary science

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2015 2019

Open Access
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Dietary supplementation with yeast hydrolysate in pregnancy influences colostrum yield and gut microbiota of sows and piglets after birth

Hasan, S., Junnikkala, S., Peltoniemi, O., Paulin, L., Lyyski, A., Vuorenmaa, J. & Oliviero, C., 24 May 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 5, 17 p., 0197586.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Projects 2014 2018

Prizes

Young Researcher Fellowship

Shah Md. Kamrul Hasan (Recipient), 23 Aug 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2015 2019

  • 14 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 2 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Supervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

22nd European Symposium in Poultry Nutrition

Shah Md. Kamrul Hasan (Attendee)
10 Jun 201913 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Porcine Health Management (Journal)

Shah Md. Kamrul Hasan (Reviewer)
26 May 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Zero Zinc Summit 2019

Shah Md. Kamrul Hasan (Attendee)
17 Jun 201918 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

6th Conference on Poultry Intestinal Health

Shah Md. Kamrul Hasan (Attendee)
3 Apr 20195 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars