Fapet UB Lecturers and Alumni are Collaborating with AFENUE to Develop Meta-Analysis Based Studies

Lecturers and Alumni of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry Universitas Brawijaya (Fapet UB) consisting of Dr. Ir. Osfar Sjofjan, M.Sc., IPM., ASEAN Eng (Lecturer), Dicky Tri Utama, S.Pt., Ph.D (Lecturer), Danung Nur Adli, S.Pt., M.Pt., M.Sc (Doctoral Program Student), and Ainun Pizar Seruni, S.Pt, MS (Alumni) developed a meta-analysis based study.
The research was conducted with the Animal Feed Nutrition Modeling Research Group (AFENUE) belonging to the Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB). The construction of data was planned for the end of 2019 and completed in early 2021 which was hampered by the pandemic.
Dr. Osfar said the background for the preparation of research was based on the increasingly rapid development of the industrial revolution 4.0. So that cloud-based technology, big data, and artificial intelligence are also developing, including the livestock industry.
“Meta-analysis is the analysis of statistical studies by analyzing data derived from primary studies. Furthermore, the results of the analysis are used as the basis for correction factors, acceptance, and support from existing research, “explained Osfar, who is now the chairman of the Indonesian Association of Nutritionists and Feed Experts (AINI)
The research was coordinated by Danung and AFENUE academics, with the title of the paper “the effects of probiotics on the performance, egg quality and blood parameters of laying hens: A meta-analysis (Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences) (Poland); and the effects of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts as probiotics on growth performance, relative organ weight, blood parameters, and immune responses of broilers: A meta-analysis (F1000 Research; Taylor and Francis) (London, UK). ”
According to Danung, the collaborative team is trying to develop a mathematical model combining topics from the number of studies on probiotics for laying hens and broilers over a period of 20 years.
“In Indonesia, the ban on the addition of avoparcin as a probiotic is a little slower at the beginning of 2018. Meanwhile in Europe starting from 1997 it is no longer allowed,” said the Double Degree alumni.
“We hope that there will be a lot of research from the field of non-ruminant livestock in order to advance the livestock industry in the future,” he continued
The paper produced from this meta-analysis has been indexed and has high factor impacts in Europe, precisely in Poland and the United Kingdom. (dta / Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)