Updates from Dr. Johny's Lab
Dr. Johny was invited to speak at the 13th ANECA (The Mexican National Association of Poultry Science Specialists) Poultry Processing Conference in Queretaro, Mexico on the 16th of February. His presentation was entitled, “Use of phytochemicals for improving poultry product safety.” Dr. Johny presented in a national webinar hosted by the Cooperative Extension System (extension.org) on essential oils, “Essential oils: What are they and why use them with poultry?” Recent investigations in the field of alternatives to antibiotics suggest tremendous potential of essential oils as viable and adoptable approach for the small and backyard flock owners. Dr. Johny discussed what essential oils are and how they can be used in poultry production in detail. See the YouTube link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nPRFI2-Hgo&feature=youtu.be
Three recent publications from Johny’s research.
1. Effect of various inoculum levels of multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Heidelberg (2011 ground turkey outbreak isolate) on cecal colonization, dissemination to internal organs, and deposition in skeletal muscles in commercial turkeys after experimental oral challenge
2. Food Grade Pimenta Leaf Essential Oil Reduces the Attachment of Salmonella enterica Heidelberg (2011 Ground Turkey Outbreak Isolate) on to Turkey Skin
3. Gene Expression Response of Salmonella enterica Serotype Enteritidis Phage Type 8 to Subinhibitory Concentrations of the Plant-Derived Compounds Trans-Cinnamaldehyde and Eugenol