SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL — Biorigin will host a webinar on the benefits of beta-glucans in pet nutrition on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 9:00 a.m. US Eastern Standard Time, as part of its BioEvolution Webinar series.

The webinar will be hosted by Thaila Cristina Putarov, global technical manager of pet food for Biorigin and presented by Dr. Aulus Cavalieri Carciofi, professor of agricultural and veterinary sciences at the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) in São Paulo.

Pet owners are increasingly demanding higher quality, functional pet food ingredients. The use of nutraceuticals and bioactive compounds can help processors meet this demand. Biorigin will discuss this topic as it pertains to the benefits of beta-glucans in dog and cat diets.

“Among nutraceuticals, beta-glucans 1.3/1.6 extracted from the yeast cell wall are bioactive molecules with proven performance in supporting the body's natural defenses, favoring glucose and lipid metabolism,” Putarov said.

Putarov holds a master’s and doctorate degree in health and nutrition. She has completed a post-doctoral training on pet food processing evaluation, and served as the coordinator of a pet nutrition research center from 2014 to 2020. She joined Biorigin as technical manager of pet food in July 2020. 

Dr. Carciofi has taught at the Jaboticabal Campus at UNESP since 1998, where he leads the residency program for dogs and cats nutrition and the Clinical Nutrition department at the campus’s veterinary hospital. Additionally, he coordinates the research laboratory for pet nutrition and nutritional diseases.

Outside of the university, Carciofi is director of the technical affairs committee at the Brazilian College of Animal Nutrition, president of the Brazilian Society of Dog and Cat Nutrition and Nutrology, assistant professor at Kansas State University, and vice president of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN).

Find more details and registration information about this webinar on Biorigin’s website.

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