Professor John Pluske

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Professor John Pluske

Name: Professor John Pluske
Position: Director, Animal Research Institute
Organisation: Murdoch University
Department/Division: Research & Development
Organisation type: Academic
Website: www.murdoch.edu.au
Primary Areas: Animals & Veterinary Science
Agriculture & Farming
Expertise: Major research interests presently are related to nutrition and digestive physiology of a number of animals including pigs (particularly weanling pigs), dogs and chickens. Other research interests encompass alternatives to antimicrobials in piglet diets, role of nutrition and the environment in modifying immune function and the gastrointestinal microbiota and feedstuff evaluation.
Notes: Professor John Pluske is currently Director of the Institute for Animal Research at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. Prior to this position, John held appointments as Associate Faculty Dean in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Associate Professor (Biochemistry and Nutrition) in the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.