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Biome, Brain and Behavior: An exploration of the gut microbiome-behavior relationship

We will discuss the science behind microbiome interventions, such as dietary changes and prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics, and how that science might be applied to better support behavior cases.
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1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Available:

 This webinar is recorded and is suitable for veterinary professionals, animal trainers, animal behaviorists, shelter and rescue staff and volunteers, and anyone with an interest in evidence-based behavior intervention.

In this Webinar 

The term gut microbiome describes the mixture of organisms (eg bacteria, fungi, parasites, protozoa and viruses) found living in the gastrointestinal tract of an organism. Research has shown that the composition of the gut microbiome can have a major impact on cognition, social interaction, stress management, resilience and emotionality.

Equally, it is known that behavior and emotionality can impact on the composition of the gut microbiome, through a two-way, dynamic relationship along the 'gut-brain axis'. Disturbances in the gut-brain axis are an important potential factor for cases which present with behavior problems.

In this webinar we will describe the science of the gut-brain axis, providing you with an evidence-based approach to assessing gut health in animals, and an understanding of the link to behavior. 
Meet the instructor

Dr Kathy Murphy

Dr. Kathy Murphy (BVetMed, DPhil, CVA, CLAS, MRCVS) is a veterinary surgeon and neuroscientist. She graduated from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons UK in 1999, initially working in mixed clinical practice before studying for two post-graduate clinical qualifications, in Veterinary Anaesthesia (altered states of consciousness) and Analgesia (pain management) and Laboratory Animal Science.
She brings her passion for providing science communication
and evidence-based, up-to-date information to clinicians, animal professionals, and their clients.
Patrick Jones - Course author