Advancia Academy: Adisseo Scientific Event

In Advancia & Advancia Academy events, well-known experts share with end-users, the progresses on scientific knowledge on practical issues of the animal protein production chain.

In our past events, we addressed topics like: the challenge of hot rearing conditions, the variability faced by the nutritionists and the feed formulators, the ban of antibiotics, the importance of gut integrity and intestinal frontier, the importance of oxidative stress, the butyrate: from a nutrient to a messenger…


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Variability: the nutritionist’s nightmare

(June 2019 – Gdansk, Poland)

Feed is the largest contributor to the cost of animal protein production. It is therefore, the main cause of uncertainty and anxiety for nutritionists and feed formulators. They not only face a wide range of raw materials, including co-products from other industries, but also high batch-to-batch variation within raw material, from cereal to protein sources.

The nutritionist’s objective is to guarantee the best mix of raw materials; to improve the efficacy and sustainability of global feed formulations. A better knowledge of variability will allow them to minimize the safety margins and reduce feed costs – without compromising technical performance or health.

Dealing with variability to prepare consistent feeds is the objective of nutritionists worldwide. There are no bad raw materials… only wrongly evaluated and incorrectly used raw materials.


Butyrate: from the Nutrient to the Messenger

(April 2019 – Roma, Italy)

Butyrate is an essential nutrient for the enterocyte and hence offers gut health benefits. Produced by the endogenous bacteria or supplemented through the diet, butyrate exhibits lots of positive effects on intestinal integrity, gut immune function, regulation of gut-brain axis up to acting on pathogens such as Salmonella.

Worldwide experts explore all potentials of butyrate from endogenous microbiota or dietary supplementation to strengthen health of the animals.

What are the benefits and limits of the action of butyrate?
How can we improve gut functioning through endogenous and exogenous butyrate?



Strengthening intestinal frontier: key for performance

(September 2018 – Dubrovnik, Croatia)

Intestinal barrier is the last frontier between external environment and internal tissues of the animals.

More than a barrier, the intestinal epithelial monolayer is a frontier that needs to be crossed out to allow nutrients to be absorbed. It plays also a critical role in maintaining organism integrity avoiding entrance of unfavorable bacteria and dietary components and preserving from aggressions.

How to reinforce, strengthen the intestinal frontier to improve resistance of our animals to challenging situations and guarantee animal protein production efficacy?



Rearing Birds Under Hot Conditions

(March 2018 – Bangkok, Thailand)

Growing birds in hot conditions is a major challenge of ours for today and tomorrow, as more and more poultry production develops in the Southern hemisphere and other hot regions of the World. What does heat mean for birds? How can we help birds cope and better perform under such stressful conditions?

Hot climates and heat stress are challenging the production of animal proteins: on efficiency, safety, health and product quality. Worldwide experts explore levers to help developing a sustainable animal protein production under hot conditions.

Scientists from all over the world provided updates on recent progress and understanding of the drivers for sustaining animal protein production under hot conditions: from fundamental mechanisms to practical applications. After an opening introduction by a prominent poultry producer describing current challenges, scientists will address several issues related to heat stress ranging from appetite to nutrient utilization, including topics such as gut health and meat quality.



Nutritionist: a challenging job!
Feeding an ecosystem to transform feedstuffs into meat

(May 2017 – Barcelona, Spain)


  1. Nutritionist: transforming feedstuff into digestible nutrients
    From the knowledge of the ingredients used in feed formulation and their nutritional value as well as how to improve such a value through enzymes. Revisiting the need of the animals and the adequation with the supply.
  2. Nutritionist: the final objective: producing desirable meat
    Consumers are more and more critical about the meat consumption. Poultry meat has clearly assets for future developments. Scientists also develop means to improve the quality and stability of the poultry meat.
  3. Nutritionist: feeding the birds or the bugs, toward Nutrition Ecology
    The birds are not alone but part of an ecosystem. The challenge for the nutritionist is thus not only to feed the host but also the microbiota to optimize feed use and strengthen animal resilience. The example of the science developed for human application give a worthwhile experience to share.