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Nutrition health Performance

Nutrition health Performance

Understanding their physiology: for their health, for their welfare

WHO WE ARE

AN ANIMAL NUTRITION AND HEALTH RESEARCH ORGANIZATION

Our company, Lab To Field, was created in 2012 by an academic research team specializing in animal digestion and digestive microbiota. Our goal is to provide access to key skills in animal nutrition and health, and to rapidly share international scientific advances with animal nutrition professionals.

With internationally renowned expertise in equine digestive physiology, our team initially conducted research on the links between diet, gastrointestinal microbiota, digestion, performance, and health in the horse.

With the addition to our company of small animal and livestock nutritionists and digestive physiologists, we now research these links in livestock species and pets, as well as horses. We are passionate about understanding the physiology of these animals so that we can optimize their health and welfare.

OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE

ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

Lab To Field has the skills to design, manage and strengthen research and development programs to address the scientific or regulatory needs of our clients.

Our extensive expertise in animal digestive physiology allows us to study, in a holistic and comprehensive manner, the relationships between diet, digestion, health, behavior, and performance.

“A thorough understanding of physiology is crucial to optimizing animal health, welfare, and performance.”

THE HORSE, A MAJOR FOCUS FOR LAB TO FIELD

Research in Dijon on equine nutrition and digestion dates back to the 1960s in public institutions. Research in these areas continues to be a major focus, now specifically in Lab To Field’s research center.

Over the past twenty years, a dozen doctoral students have been supervised by these academic teams and by Lab To Field, greatly advancing knowledge on the relationships between diet, health, and performance in horses. Innovation in these fields makes Dijon an internationally-recognized leader in equine nutrition research.

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OUR CLIENTS’ SPECIALTIES

Lab To Field meets the needs of
many business sectors

OUR SERVICES

We offer a wide range of services to support our clients at all stages of their
development:

R&D

A full range of R&D services

Consulting

Expert and independent support

Training

Solutions to get your expertise “from lab to field”

OUR VALUES

INDEPENDENCE

To maintain complete neutrality in the services we offer, we do not promote specific products

FLEXIBILITY

We tailor our work to our clients and act quickly in response to our clients’ changing needs

ETHICS

We work for the improvement of animal health and well-being with scientific integrity

COMMITMENT

We are committed to working to the best of our abilities and using best practices to maximize project success

THE CONGRESS LTF

In line with the values of Lab To Field, the Congress LTF aims to disseminate scientific knowledge in equine nutrition and health.
This unmissable event for equine professionals is organized around three complementary days:

After the themes of fibers in concentrates in 2018, and functional additives and ingredients dedicated to equine feeds in 2021, the organizing committee has selected the theme of starch and sugars for the 2024 edition. This subject quickly sparks passion! It is central to equine nutrition and health, and it has been researched for over 30 years in Dijon.

We look forward to seeing many of you there to discuss this fascinating subject.

Edition 2024

TOPIC

Starch and sugars in horse nutrition: common misconceptions, realities and perspectives ?

Dates

November 27 – 29, 2024

Location

Dijon (21000)

Full Program

EXAMPLES OF RECENT PROJECTS

SUBSTITUTION OF VEGETABLE OIL FOR INSECT OIL IN PIG PRODUCTION

Research project to evaluate the effect of insect oil on sow lactation performance, milk quality, growth and digestive health of piglets.

Controlled trial; Fatty acid profile; Swine; Milk; Performance; Diarrhea

BOTANICAL DIVERSITY IN HAYS AND INTESTINAL BACTERIAL DIVERSITY IN HORSES

A research project to study the impact of botanical diversity in hays distributed to horses on richness and diversity of intestinal microbiota.

Controlled conditions; Horses; Botanical analysis; Intestinal microbiota; Alpha-diversity

 

FEEDING BEHAVIOR, SALIVA COMPOSITION, AND DIGESTION IN BULLS

Research project to evaluate the effect of three doses of spice feed additive on feeding behavior, saliva composition, ruminal ecosystem, and total digestion in fattening bulls.

Controlled test; Steers; Ingestion behavior; Ruminal metabolites and acidity

FIBER DIGESTION, ENERGY METABOLISM, AND EXERCISE PERFORMANCE

Management of research programme including a PhD thesis to study the relationship between the fibrolytic function of the gut microbiota, energy metabolism and exercise performance in top-level equine athletes.

Trotter; Gut microbiota; Dietary intervention; Exercise tests; Energy metabolism; VO2

AGE-RELATED DIGESTIVE MODIFICATIONS IN HORSES

Research programme, including a PhD thesis, to study age-related changes in fibre digestion, intestinal microbiota and mucosal integrity, with the aim to promote well-ageing thanks to adapted dietary practices.

Senior horses; Intestinal microbiome; Fibrolytic function; Intestinal barrier; Dietary adaptations

 

RATIONAL DIETARY MANAGEMENT TO CONTROL INTESTINAL PARASITISM

Research programme, including PhD thesis, to study the impact of nutrition on the “microbiota – immunity – intestinal parasitism” relationships, in order to develop dietary solutions (with a focus on legume Sainfoin) for sustainable control of parasitism in horses. Programme REMPAR supported by FEDER.

Horse; Helminths; Intestinal ecosystem; Sainfoin; Green Deal