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Aline Pereira

Position/Title: M.Sc. Student (Thesis-based)
email: aperei19@uoguelph.ca
Office: ANNU 043

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Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine – Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Brazil


During my veterinary school, I joined Dr. Elizabeth Santin's lab (Poultry Microbiology and Pathology Laboratory) to know more about a new field of Veterinary Medicine that I was showing some affinity for. Long story short, this place gave me the certainty that this area was what I should follow in my career. That lab was the place where I developed my passion for poultry and research. I was an undergraduate researcher at Poultry Microbiology and Pathology Laboratory, where I worked on projects related to Salmonellosis and Coccidiosis. Our main goal of study was broiler gut health. Following several studies using nutritional resources to improve gut health and prevent diseases, my interest in nutrition started to show up. In 2020 I had the opportunity to be Visiting Researcher at the Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory at the University of Guelph for three months under the supervision of Dr. Elijah Kiarie. In 2021, I joined the Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory again, although this time as a Master's Student.

For my Master's project, I am evaluating the use of cranberry pomace from the food industry in the organic-bred broilers’ feed. Since it is a food rich in polyphenols and antioxidant activities, the purpose of my research is to evaluate if the cranberry pomace treated with a multi-enzyme supplement helps to improve the gut health, growth performance, metabolic, and physiological responses of birds challenged and non-challenged with Coccidiosis.

In the current scenario of poultry antibiotics growth promoters' exclusion and the search for sustainable food production, I believe that my Master's project will significantly contribute to society.


1. Pereira, A., Akbari Moghaddam Kakhki, R., & Kiarie, E. G. (2021). The effects of different spacing allowances in the pullet phase on the eggshell and bone quality of hens in the laying phase. Canadian Journal of Animal Science, (ja). https://doi.org/10.1139/cjas-2020-0124

2. Mesa, D., Lourenco, M., Souza, A., Bueno, A., Pereira, A., Sfeir, M., & Santin, E. (2016). Influence of covering reused broiler litter with plastic canvas on litter characteristics and bacteriology and the subsequent immunity and microbiology of broilers. Brazilian Journal of Poultry Science18, 563-572. https://doi.org/10.1590/1806-9061-2015-0061