Location: Egg and Poultry Production Safety Research UnitTitle: Use of NGS in Commercial Broiler Production
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/24/2016
Publication Date: 9/14/2016
Citation: Rothrock Jr, M.J. 2016. Use of NGS in Commercial Broiler Production (abstract). Arkansas Association of Food Protection Meeting,September 13-15, 2016, Fayeteville, Arkansas.
Technical Abstract: With the development and evolution of next generation sequencing technologies, these powerful tools can be applied to a variety of aspect of commercial broiler production, especially in respect to food safety issues. NGS technologies allow for a deeper understanding of the complex microbiota inherent within all aspects of the broiler production spectrum, from the developing broiler embryos within the commercial hatcheries, through live production within poultry houses, through to the multiple environments within the commercial processing plants. The goal of this talk is to not only highlight the potential of NGS to increase our understanding of the commercial broiler production microbiomes, but also show the types of data and types of analyses that can be performed with this data, especially from a food safety perspective. Lastly, consideration will be made regarding alternative broiler production methods and how better understanding the environmental influences on the broiler microbiomes in these alternative settings will potentially increase our knowledge of what is going on microbiologically in more commercial settings.