Yewande Fasina

Associate Professor

Yewande Fasina
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College of Ag & Environ Sciences

Animal Sciences

B.C. Webb Hall 252a
Ph.D.Animal and Poultry Science / University of Saskatchewan
M.S.Animal Sciences / University of Saskatchewan
OtherAnimal Sciences / Obafemi Awolowo University

Research Interests

1. Using non-antibiotic strategies to reduce intestinal colonization by foodborne and disease-causing pathogens such as Salmonella spp., Campylobacter spp., and Clostridium perfringens in poultry.
2. Elucidating mucosal immune responses to infection by zoonotic and disease pathogens of poultry with the goal to obtain novel information that can be used to formulate superior mucosal vaccines for enhancing disease resistance and immunocompetence in poultry.
3. Elucidating interactive effects of nutrients and gut microbiota on neurobehavioral development in poultry species.
4. identifying shifts in microbial diversity in the digestive tract of poultry in health and disease states. Data obtained will likely furnish information regarding novel bacteria strain

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Recent Publications

  • Vidya Jadhav, Jian Han, Yewande Fasina, Scott Harrison (2022). (Connecting gut microbiomes and short chain fatty acids with the serotonergic system and behavior in Gallus gallus and other avian species). 13, Frontiers in Physiology.
  • Yewande Fasina, Hyun Lillehoj (2019). (Characterization of Intestinal Immune Response to Clostridium perfringens Infection in Broiler Chickens). 98, pp. 188-198. Poultry Science Journal.
  • Lea Young, Yewande Fasina (2018). (Potential of spray dried animal plasma as an alternative in-feed growth promoter in poultry production). (3) 5, pp. APDV.000613. Approaches in Poultry, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences.
  • Yewande Fasina, Omowunmi Akinola (2017). (Effect of Hops (Humulus lupulus) Supplementation on Growth Performance of Broiler Chickens. ). (4) 1, pp. APDV.000518. . Approaches in Poultry Dairy and Veterinary Sciences.
  • Yewande Fasina, M Newman, J Stough, M Liles (2016). (Effect of Clostridium perfringens infection and antibiotic administration on microbiota in the small intestine of broiler chickens.). (2) 95, pp. 247-60. Poultry science.
  • Yewande Fasina, Yetunde Olowo (2013). (Effect of a Commercial Yeast-Based Product (Maxigen®) on Intestinal Villi Morphology and Growth Performance of Broiler Chickens). 12, pp. 9-14. International Journal of Poultry Science.
  • Yewande Fasina, R Thanissery (2011). (Comparative efficacy of a yeast product and bacitracin methylene disalicylate in enhancing early growth and intestinal maturation in broiler chicks from breeder hens of different ages.). (5) 90, pp. 1067-73. Poultry science.
  • Yewande Fasina, J Bowers, J Hess, S McKee (2010). (Effect of dietary glutamine supplementation on Salmonella colonization in the ceca of young broiler chicks.). (5) 89, pp. 1042-8. Poultry science.
  • R Thanissery, J McReynolds, D Conner, K Macklin, P Curtis, Yewande Fasina (2010). (Evaluation of the efficacy of yeast extract in reducing intestinal Clostridium perfringens levels in broiler chickens.). (11) 89, pp. 2380-8. Poultry science.
  • Yewande Fasina, F Hoerr, S McKee, D Conner (2010). (Influence of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium infection on intestinal goblet cells and villous morphology in broiler chicks.). (2) 54, pp. 841-7. Avian diseases.
  • Yewande Fasina, P Holt, E Moran, R Moore, D Conner, S McKee (2008). (Intestinal cytokine response of commercial source broiler chicks to Salmonella typhimurium infection.). (7) 87, pp. 1335-46. Poultry science.
  • Yewande Fasina, Edwin Moran, Chris Ashwell, Donald Conner, Mike Leslie, Shelly Mckee (2007). (Effect of Dietary Gelatin Supplementation on the Expression of Selected Enterocyte Genes, Intestinal Development and Early Chick Performance). 12, pp. 944-951. International Journal of Poultry Science.
  • Yewande Fasina, H Classen, J Garlich, B Black, P Ferket, Z Uni, A Olkowski (2006). (Response of turkey poults to soybean lectin levels typically encountered in commercial diets. 2. Effect on intestinal development and lymphoid organs.). (5) 85, pp. 870-7. Poultry science.
  • Yewande Fasina, J Garlich, H Classen, P Ferket, G Havenstein, J Grimes, M Qureshi, V Christensent (2004). (Response of turkey poults to soybean lectin levels typically encountered in commercial diets. 1. Effect on growth and nutrient digestibility.). (9) 83, pp. 1559-71. Poultry science.
  • Yewande Fasina, H Swaisgood, J Garlich, H Classen (2003). (A semi-pilot-scale procedure for isolating and purifying soybean (Glycine max) lectin.). (16) 51, pp. 4532-8. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry.
  • Yewande Fasina, H Classen, J Garlich, H Swaisgood, D Clare (2003). (Investigating the possibility of monitoring lectin levels in commercial soybean meals intended for poultry feeding using steam-heated soybean meal as a model.). (4) 82, pp. 648-56. Poultry science.
  • Yewande Fasina, G. Campbell, Robert Tyler (1997). (Whole canola/pea and whole canola/canola meal blends in diets for broiler chickens 1. Evaluation of steam-pelleting or expansion processing. ). 77, pp. 185-190. Canadian Journal of Animal Science.
  • Yewande Fasina, G. Campbell (1997). (Whole canola/pea and whole canola/canola meal blends in diets for broiler chickens 2. Determination of optimal inclusion levels.). 77, pp. 191–195. Canadian Journal of Animal Science.