Dr. B. (Bogdan) A. Slominski

Ph.D. (University of Agricultural Sciences, Poland)

Professor
Room 118B, Animal Science Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2, Canada

Telephone: (204) 474-8291
Facsimile:  (204) 474-7628
Email: bogdan.slominski@ad.umanitoba.ca

 


Research Interests

  • Chemical and nutritive characteristics of wheat and corn DDGS.
  • Quality characteristics and nutritive value of yellow-seeded canola and flax.
  • Effect of flaxseed on omega-3 fatty acids deposition in poultry and swine products (ie., eggs, meat portions).
  • Prebiotics (NSP hydrolysis products, yeast-based products), nucleotides, and live microbial feed supplements (probiotics) as natural alternatives to antibiotics in poultry and swine nutrition.
  • Development of a “new generation” of exogenous enzymes for animal feeds.


Current Research Projects

B.A. Slominski and J.C. Rodriguez – Distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) as a potential source of immunomodulatory and growth promoting activity for poultry (2009-2012).

B.A. Slominski - Improving carbohydrate composition of canola meal to increase energy content. Canola Cluster Research (2010-2013).

B.A. Slominski and C.M. Nyachoti. High Inclusion levels of canola meal in swine and poultry diets. Canola Cluster Research (2010-2013).

B.A. Slominski - Quality characteristics and nutritive value of yellow-seeded B. napus and B. juncea canola. Genome Canada Research Network: Designing Oilseeds for Tomorrow’s Market. (2008-2011).

B.A. Slominski, W. Guenter and C.M. Nyachoti - Development of an enzyme preparation specific to indigestible components of soybean meal. (2009-2012).              

B.A. Slominski, C.M. Nyachoti and W. Guenter - Enhancement of the feeding value of feedstuffs by enzyme supplementation. (1995-2012).

B.A. Slominski, C.M. Nyachoti and K. Wittenberg - Wheat distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in livestock and poultry nutrition. (2006-2012).


Current Graduate Students

Mohammad Alizadeh, Ph.D. Candidate
Mahshid Radfar, Ph.D. Candidate
Samuel Waitutu, Visiting M.Sc.Student
Przemyslaw Zdunczyk, Visiting Ph.D. Student

Visiting Scientists and Technical Staff

Dr. Anna Rogiewicz, Research Associate (2006 - present)
Dr. Wei Jia, Research Associate (2009 - present)
Mr. Tomas Davie, Laboratory Technician III (1997 - present)
Mr. Gustavo Mejicanos, Undergraduate Student (present)


Courses

ANSC 7140/7390 Animal Science Graduate Seminar
ANSC 7530 Special Topics in Animal Physiology (digestion and environment).
ANSC 7540/ANSC 4570 Advanced Applied Animal Nutrition (carbohydrate analysis and utilization).
ANSC 3510 Feeds and Feeding (exogenous enzyme use)

Recent Refereed Journals Publications

Jia, W., A. Rogiewicz, H.L. Bruce, and B.A. Slominski. 2010. Feeding flaxseed enhances deposition of omega-3 fatty acids in broiler meat portions in different manner. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 90: 203-206.

Yang, Y., E.G. Kiarie, B.A. Slominski, A.. Brule-Babel, and C.M. Nyachoti. 2010. Amino acid digestibility in three types of new generation distillrs” dried grains with solubles fed to growing pigs and their effects on NSP utilization, bacterial profile and digestive enzyme activity. J. Anim. Sci. 88: 3304-3312.

Woyengo, T.A., B.A. Slominski, and R.O. Jones. 2010. Growth performance and nutrient utilization of broiler chickens fed diets supplemented with phytase alone or in combination with citric acid and multicarbohydrase. Poult. Sci. 89: 2221-2229.

Jozefiak, D., A. Ptak, S. Kaczmarek, P. Mackowiak, M. Sassek, and B.A.Slominski. 2010. Multi-carbohydrase and phytase supplementation improves growth performance and liver insulin receptor sensitivity in broiler chickens fed diets containing full-fat rapeseed. Poult. Sci. 89: 1939-1946.

Jankowski, J., A. Lecewicz, Z. Zdunczyk, J. Juskiewicz, and B.A. Slominski. 2010. The effect of partial replacement of soybean meal with sunflower meals on ileal adaptation, nutrient utilization and growth performance of young turkey. Br. Poult. Sci. (in press)

Kiarie, E.G., B.A. Slominski, and C.M. Nyachoti. 2010. Effect of products derived from hydrolysis of wheat and flaxseed non starch polysaccharides by carbohydrase enzymes on net absoprption in enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (K88) challenged piglet jejuna segments. Anim. Sci. J. 81: 63-71.

Jia, W., and B.A. Slominski. 2010. Means to improve the nutritive value of flaxseed for broiler chickens: The effect of particle size, enzyme addition and feed pelleting. Poult. Sci. 89: 261-269.

Jia, W., B.A. Slominski, H.L. Bruce, C.M. Nyachoti, and O. Jones. 2009. Enzyme addition facilitates the post-disease compensatory growth of broiler chickens challenged with Clostridium perfringens. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 89: 369-381.

Jankowski, J., J. Juskiewicz, K. Gulewicz, A. Lecewicz, B.A. Slominski, and Z. Zdunczyk. 2009. The effect of diets containing soybean meal, soybean protein concentrate and soybean protein isolate of different oligosaccharide content on growth performance and gut function of young turkeys. Poult. Sci. 88: 2132-2140.

Emiola, I.A., F.O. Opapeju, B.A. Slominski, and C.M. Nyachoti. 2009. Growth performance and nutrient digestibility in pigs fed barley/wheat DDGS-based diets supplemented with a multicarbohydrase enzyme. J. Anim. Sci. 87:2315-2322.

Jia, W., B.A. Slominski, H.L. Bruce, G. Blank, and O. Jones. 2009. Effects of diet type and enzyme addition on growth performance and gut health of broiler chickens during sub-clinical Clostridium perfringens challenge. Poult. Sci. 88: 132-140.

Emiola, I.A., O.O. Akinremi, B.A. Slominski, and C.M. Nyachoti. 2009. Nutrient utilization and manure P excretion in growing pigs fed corn-barley-soybean based diets supplemented with microbial phytase. Anim. Sci. J. 80: 19-26.

Kiarie, E.G., B.A. Slominski, and C.M. Nyachoti. 2009. Tissue fatty acid profiles, plasma biochemical characteristics and cecal biogenic amines in piglets fed diets containing flaxseed and carbohydrase enzymes. Livest. Sci. 121: 1-6.

Jia, W., B.A. Slominski, W. Guenter, A. Humphreys and O. Jones. 2008. The effect of enzyme supplementation on egg production parameters and omega-3 fatty acids deposition in laying hens fed flaxseed and canola seed. Poult. Sci. 87: 2005-2014.

Kiarie, E.G., B.A. Slominski, D.O. Krause, and C.M. Nyachoti. 2008. Non-starch polysaccharides hydrolysis products of soybean and canola meal protect against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in piglets. J. Nutr. 138: 502-508.

Kiarie, E., C.M. Nyachoti, B.A. Slominski, and G. Blank. 2007. Growth performance, gastrointestinal microbial activities and nutrient digestibility in early-weaned pigs fed diets with flaxseed and carbohydrase enzyme. J. Anim. Sci. 85:2982-2993.

Ser W.Y., S.D. Arntfield, A.W. Hydamaka, and B.A. Slominski. 2007. Use of diabetic test kits to assess the recovery of glucosinolates during isolation of canola protein. Food Sci. and Technol. 41: 934-941.

Slominski, B.A., T. Davie, M.C. Nyachoti, and O. Jones. 2007. Heat stability of endogenous and microbial phytase during feed pelleting. Livest. Sci. 109: 244-246.
Rosin, E.A., G. Blank, B.A. Slominski, and R.A. Holley. 2007. Enzyme supplements in broiler chicken diets: In vitro and in vivo effects on bacterial growth. J Sci. Food Agric. 87:1009-1020.

Schmidt, L.D., G. Blank, D. Boros, and B.A. Slominski. 2007. The nutritive value of egg by-products and their potential bactericidal activity: In vitro and in vivo studies. J. Sci. Food Agric. 87: 378-387.

Meng, X., B. A. Slominski, L.D. Campbell, W. Guenter, and O. Jones. 2006. The use of enzyme technology for improved energy utilization from Full-fat oilseeds. Part I. Canola seed. Poult. Sci. 85: 1025-1030.

Slominski, B.A., X. Meng, L.D. Campbell, W. Guenter, and O. Jones. 2006. The use of enzyme technology for improved energy utilization from Full-fat oilseeds.  Part II. Flaxseed. Poult. Sci. 85: 1031-1037.

Nyachoti, C.M., J.D. House, B.A. Slominski, and I.R Seddon. 2005. Evaluation of the nutritive value of wheat dried distillers’ grains with solubles fed to growing pigs. J. Sci. Food Agric. 85: 2581-2586.

Meng, X. and B.A. Slominski. 2005. The nutritive value of corn, soybean meal, canola meal or peas for broiler chickens as affected by a multi-carbohydrase preparation of cell wall degrading enzymes. Poult. Sci. 84: 1242-1251.

Meng, X., B. A. Slominski, M. Nyachoti, L.D. Campbell, and W. Guenter. 2005. Degradation of cell wall polysaccharides by combinations of carbohydrase enzymes and their effect on nutrient utilization and broiler chicken performance. Poult. Sci. 84: 37-47.

Omogbenigun, F.O., C. M. Nyachoti, and B. A. Slominski.  2004.  Dietary supplementation with multienzyme preparations improves nutrient utilization and growth performance in weaned pigs.  J. Anim. Sci. 82: 1053-1061.

Slominski, B.A., D. Boros, L.D. Campbell, W. Guenter, and O. Jones. 2004. Wheat by-products in poultry nutrition. Part I. Chemical and nutritive composition of wheat screenings, bakery by-products and wheat mill run. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 84: 421-428.

Boros, D., B.A. Slominski, W. Guenter, L.D. Campbell, and O. Jones. 2004. Wheat by-products in poultry nutrition. Part II. Nutritive value of wheat screenings, bakery by-products and wheat mill run and their improved utilization by enzyme supplementation.  Can. J. Anim. Sci. 84: 429-435.

Meng, X., B. A. Slominski, and W. Guenter. 2004. The effect of fat type and carbohydrase and lipase addition on growth performance and nutrient utilization of young broiler chickens fed wheat-based diets. Poult. Sci. 83: 1718-1727.