Dr. B. (Bogdan) A. Slominski

Ph.D. (University of Agricultural Sciences, Olsztyn, Poland)
PDF (University of Uppsala, Sweden)

Professor
Department of Animal Science
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
University of Manitoba

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

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

 


 

Research Interests

• Chemical and nutritive characteristics of new feed ingredients.
• Development of enzyme supplements for animal feeds.
• Enzyme hydrolysis products, yeast bioactives, and nucleotides as prebiotics and natural alternatives to antibiotics in poultry and swine nutrition.
• Quality characteristics and nutritive value of low-fibre, yellow-seeded canola.
• High inclusion levels of canola meal in poultry nutrition.
• Flaxseed and omega-3 fatty acids deposition in poultry products.

Current Research Projects

B.A. Slominski. 2018-2023. Novel bioactives of yeast: Enzymatic release, identification and their prebiotic effects.
B.A Slominski. 2018-2023. Understanding the impacts of canola meal on gut microbiota and potential pre-biotic effect of enzymatically-released bioactive fiber components.
B.A. Slominski and V. Barthet. 2017-2022. Development of a tool for rapid analysis of glucosinolate content in canola meal.
B.A. Slominski, C.M. Nyachoti, and W. Guenter. 2018-2021. Enhancement of the feeding value of feedstuffs by enzyme supplementation.
B.A. Slominski, C.M. Nyachoti, and W. Guenter. 2018-2021. Development of an enzyme preparation specific to indigestible components of soybean meal.
B.A. Slominski. 2010-2019. The effect of enzyme supplementation on the nutritive value of yellow-seeded canola.
B.A. Slominski. 2015-2018. Effective dietary phosphorus management with phytase and multi-carbohydrase supplementation and its benefit to the producer and the environment.
B.A. Slominski and C.M. Nyachoti. 2013-2018. High inclusion levels of canola meal in swine and poultry diets.
B.A. Slominski. 2013-2018. Canola meal quality survey.

Current Graduate Students, Research Associates, Postdocs, Technicians
Stella Niu, Ph.D. Candidate
Gustavo Mejicanos, Ph.D. Candidate (co-supervised)
Dr. Anna Rogiewicz, Research Associate and Adjunct Professor
Dr. Marcin Hejdysz, Visiting Scholar
Lan Shi, Research Technician

Recently Completed Students/PDF's/RA's/Technicians
Maral Rhamani, M.Sc.
Samuel Ariyibi, M.Sc.
Mohammad Alizadeh, Ph.D.
Mahshid Rad-Spice, Ph.D.
Deborah Adewole, Ph.D.
Vinni Kragbæk Damborg, Visiting Ph.D. student
Tomas Davie, Research Technician

Graduate Courses
ANSC7450/HNSC7450 Energy and Carbohydrate Nutrition and Metabolism
ANSC 7140/7390 Animal Science Graduate Seminar
ANSC 7430 Special Topics in Animal Nutrition.
ANSC 7540/ANSC 4570 Advanced Applied Animal Nutrition (carbohydrate analysis and utilization).

Refereed Journal Publications (last 10 years)

Rad-Spice, M, A. Rogiewicz, J. Jankowski, B.A. Slominski. 2017. Yellow-seeded Canola. Part 1. Nutritive value of the meal for broiler chickens. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 240:66-77.

Kozlowski, K., D. Mikulski, A. Rogiewicz, Z. Zdunczyk, M. Rad-Spice, H. Jeroch, J. Jankowski, B.A. Slominski. 2017. Yellow-seeded Canola. Part 2. Nutritive value of the meal for turkeys. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 240:102-116.

Zdunczyk, Z., D. Mikulski, J. Jankowski, B. Przybylska-Gornowicz, E. Sosnowska, J. Juskiewicz, R. Amarowicz, B.A. Slominski. 2018. Effect of dietary inclusion of high- and low-tannin faba bean (Vicia faba L.)  seeds on microbiota, histology and fermentation processes in the gastrointestinal tract of finisher turkeys. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 240:184-196.

Radfar, M., A. Rogiewicz, B.A. Slominski. 2017. Chemical composition and nutritive value of canola-quality Brassica juncea meal for poultry and the effect of enzyme supplementation. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 225:97-108.

Adewole, D.I., A. Rogiewicz, B. Dyck, and B.A. Slominski. 2017. Effects of canola meal source on the standardized ileal digestible amino acids apparent metabolizable energy contents for broiler chickens. Poult. Sci. 96:4298-4306.

Mejicanos, G.A., A. Rogiewicz, C.M. Nyachoti, and B.A. Slominski. 2017. Fractionation of canola meal using sieving technology. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 97(4): 613-621.

Adewole, D.I., A. Rogiewicz, B. Dyck, C.M. Nyachoti, and B.A. Slominski. 2017. Standardized ileal digestible amino acids contents of canola meal from Canadian crushing plants for growing pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 95:2670-2679.

Mikulski, D., J. Juskiewicz, B. Przybylska-Gornowicz, E. Sosnowska, B.A. Slominski, J. Jankowski, and Z. Zdunczyk. 2017. The effect of dietary faba bean and non-starch polysaccharide degrading enzymes on the growth performance and gut physiology of young turkeys. Animal 12: 2147-2155.

Adewole, D.I., A. Rogiewicz, B. Dyck, and B.A. Slominski. 2016. Chemical and nutritive characteristics of canola meal from Canadian processing facilities. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 222:17-30.

Alizadeh, M., A. Rogiewicz, E. McMillan, J.C. Rodriguez-Lecompte, R. Patterson, and B.A. Slominski. 2016. Effect of yeast-derived products and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) on growth performance and local innate immune response of broiler chickens challenged with Clostridium perfringens. Avian Pathol. 45(3):334-345.

Dadalt, J.C., D.E. Velayudhan, M.A. Trindade Neto, B.A. Slominski, and C.M. Nyachoti. 2016. Ileal amino acid digestibility in high protein sunflower meal and pea protein isolate fed to growing pigs with or without multicarbohydrase supplementation. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 221:62-69.

Alizadeh, M., J. C. Rodriguez-Lecompte, A. Rogiewicz, R. Patterson, and B. A. Slominski. 2016. Effect of yeast-derived products and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) on growth performance, gut morphology, and gene expression of pattern recognition receptors and cytokines in broiler chickens. Poult. Sci. 95:507–517.

Juskiewicz J., J. Jankowski, M. Kosmala, Z. Zdunczyk, B.A. Slominski, and P. Zdunczyk. 2016. The effects of dietary dried fruit pomaces on growth performance and gastrointestinal biochemistry of turkey poults. J. Anim. Physiol. Anim. Nutr. 100:967-976.

Alizadeh, M., J. C. Rodriguez-Lecompte, H. Echeverry, G. H. Crow, and B. A. Slominski. 2016. Effect of yeast-derived products and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) on antibody-mediated immune response and gene expression of pattern recognition receptors and cytokines in broiler chickens immunized with T-cell dependent antigens. Poult. Sci. 95:823–833.

Alizadeh, M., J. C. Rodriguez-Lecompte, A. Yitbarek, S. Sharif, G. Crow, and B.A. Slominski. 2016. Effect of yeast-derived products on systemic innate immune response of broiler chickens following a lipopolysaccharide challenge. Poult. Sci. 95:2266–2273.

Woyengo, T.A., R. Patterson, B.A. Slominski, E. Beltranena, and R.T. Zijlstra. 2016. Nutritive value of cold-pressed camelina cake with or without supplementation of multi-enzyme in broiler chickens. Poult. Sci. 95:2314–2321.

Niu, Y., A. Rogiewicz, W. Chuyun, G. Mian, F. Huang, and B.A. Slominski. 2015. The effect of microwave treatment on the efficacy of expeller pressing of Brassica napus rapeseed and Brassica juncea mustard seeds. J. Agric. Food Chem. 63:3078-3084.

Jankowski, J., Z. Zdunczyk, D. Mikulski, J. Naczmanski, J. Juskiewicz, A. Troszynska, and B.A. Slominski. 2015. Inclusion of flaxseed in turkey diets decreases the n-6/n-3 PUFA ratio and increases the proportion of biologically active EPA and DHA without affecting meat quality. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. 117:797-809.

Shang, Y., A. Rogiewicz, R. Patterson, B.A. Slominski, and W. K. Kim. 2015. The effect of phytase and fructooligosaccharide supplementation on growth performance, bone quality and phosphorus utilization in broiler chickens. Poult. Sci. 94:955-964.

Mansoori, B. A. Rogiewicz, and B.A. Slominski. 2015. The effect of canola tannins on the intestinal absorption capacity of broilers using a d-xylose test. J. Anim. Physiol. Nutr. 99:1084-1093.

Rogiewicz, A., and B.A. Slominski. 2015. Phosphorus (P) management with phytase supplementation. Eggspertise, June 2015.

Kaczmarek, S.A., A. Rogiewicz, M. Mogielnicka, A. Rutkowski, R.O. Jones, and B.A. Slominski. 2014. The effect of protease, amylase and NSP-degrading enzyme supplementation on nutrient utilization and growth performance of broiler chickens fed corn/soybean meal-based diets. Poult. Sci. 93:1745-1753.

Zduńczyk, Z., J. Jankowski, D. Mikulski, M. Mikulska, G. Lamparski, B.A. Slominski, and J. Juskiewicz. 2014. Growth performance, gastrointestinal function and meat quality in growing-finishing turkeys fed diets with different levels of yellow lupine (L. luteus) seeds. Arch. Anim. Nutr. 68 (3):211-226.

Agyekum, A.K., T.A. Woyengo, B.A. Slominski, Y.L. Yin, and C.M. Nyachoti. 2014. Effects of formulating growing pig diet with increasing levels of wheat-corn distillers dried grains with solubles on digestible nutrient basis on growth performance and nutrient digestibility. J. Anim. Physiol. Anim. Nutr. 98 (4):651-658.

Ayoade, D.I., E. Kiarie, B.A. Slominski, and C.M. Nyachoti. 2014. Growth and physiological responses of growing pigs to wheat-corn distillers died grains with solubles. J. Anim. Physiol. Anim. Nutr. 98 (3):569-577.

Zduńczyk, Z., J. Jankowski, J. Juśkiewicz, D. Mikulski, and B.A. Slominski. 2013. Effect of different dietary levels of low-glucosinolate rapeseed (canola) meal and non-starch polysaccharide-degrading enzymes on growth performance and gut physiology of growing turkeys. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 93: 353-362.

Slominski, B.A., W. Jia, A. Rogiewicz, C.M. Nyachoti, and D. Hickling. 2012. Low-fiber Canola. Part I: Chemical and Nutritive Composition of the Meal. J. Agric. Food Chem. 60:12225-12230.

Jia, W., D. Mikulski, A. Rogiewicz, Z. Zdunczyk, J. Jankowski, and B.A. Slominski. 2012. Low-fiber Canola. Part II: Nutritive Value of the Meal. J. Agric. Food Chem.60:12231-12237.

Khajali, F. and B. A. Slominski. 2012. Factors that affect the nutritive value of canola meal for poultry. Poult. Sci. 91:2564-2575.

Ayoade, D.I., E. Kiarie, T.A. Woyengo, B.A. Slominski, and C.M. Nyachoti. 2012. Effect of a multi-carbohydrase enzyme on ileal amino acid digestibility in extruded full fat soybean fed to finishing pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 90:3842-3847.

Mikulski, D., J. Jankowski, Z. Zdunczyk, J. Juskiewicz, and B.A. Slominski. 2012. The effect of different levels of rapeseed meal on growth performance, carcass traits and meat quality in turkeys. Poult. Sci. 91:215-223.

Trinidade Neto, M.A., F.O. Opapeju, B.A. Slominski, and C.M. Nyachoti. 2012. Ileal amino acid digestibility in canola meals from yellow- and black-seeded Brassica napus and Brassica juncea fed to growing pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 90:3477-3484.

Agyekum, A., B.A. Slominski, and C.M. Nyachoti. 2012. Organ weight, intestinal morphology and fasting whole-body oxygen consumption in growing pigs fed diets with distillers dried grains with solubles alone or in combination with a multi-enzyme supplement. J. Anim. Sci. 90:3032-3040.

Ayoade, D.I., E. Kiarie, T.A. Woyengo, B.A. Slominski, and C.M. Nyachoti. 2011. Effect of a multi-carbohydrase enzyme on ileal amino acid digestibility in extruded full fat soybean fed to finishing pigs. J. Anim. Sci. (Accepted 10/11).

Slominski, B.A. 2011. Recent advances in research on enzymes for poultry diets. Poult. Sci. 90:2013-2023.

Mikulski, D., J. Jankowski, Z. Zdunczyk, J. Juskiewicz, and B.A. Slominski. 2011. The effect of different levels of rapeseed meal on growth performance, carcass traits and meat quality in turkeys. Poult. Sci. 91:215-223.

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.

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.

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. (accepted).

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.

Yang, Y., E.G. Kiarie, B.A. Slominski, and C.M. Nyachoti. 2009. 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. (accepted Nov. 2009).

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.

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.

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.

Book Chapters

Slominski, B.A. Advances in understanding and improving the role of enzymes in poultry nutrition. 2017. In: Achieving Sustainable Production of Poultry Meat. Vol. 2, Ed. T. Applegate, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.

Zdunczyk, Z., J. Jankowski, J. Juskiewicz, and B.A. Slominski. 2011. Dietary Content and Gastrointestinal Function of Soybean Oligosaccharides in Monogastric Animals. In: Soybean: Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physiology, Tzi-Ben Ng (Ed.), InTech publisher, ISBN: 978-953-307-219-7, pp. 521-540.

Popular Articles

Slominski, B.A. Investigation of phosphorus in current layer and pullet diets. 2016. Eggspertise.

Rogiewicz, A., and B.A. Slominski. 2012. DDGS in Laying Hen Nutrition. Eggspertise, July 2012.

Patterson, R., E. Kiarie, M. Nyachoti, and B. Slominski. 2011. Enzyme supplementation improves the gut health of pigs. Western Hog Journal, Winter 2011.

Jia, W. and B.A. Slominski. 2011. Enzyme addition to flaxseed-containing diets facilitates omega-3 fatty acids deposition in eggs. Eggspertise, July 2011.

 

Dr. B.A. Slominski