Hatched Egg, UB Inaugurates Prof. Dr. Dra. Herawati, M.P as the First Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Prof. Dr. Dra. Herawati, M.P. as the first Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH)

Brawijaya University (UB) confirmed Prof. Dr. Dra. Herawati, M.P. as the first Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH). Prof. Herawati, became the 1st active Professor at FKH and the 220th active Professor at Brawijaya University, as well as the 384th Professor of all Professors produced by Brawijaya University.

The inauguration was held offline at the Samantha Krida Building on Sunday, March 17 2024, attended by the Board of Trustees, University Academic Senate, Rector, University Leaders, Faculty Leaders, Professor Council, Members of the University Academic Senate, Members of the Professor Council, and the family of Prof. Dr. Dra. Herawati, M.P.

In her inauguration speech entitled “JAKUTE as a Feed Additive Substitute for Antibiotic Growth Promoter with Molecular Docking to Improve Poultry Health”, Prof. Herawati discussed the latest innovations in improving poultry health.

ÔÇťAntibiotic Growth Promoter (AGP) has long been used as a feed additive to increase feed efficiency and reduce mortality in poultry. However, long-term use of AGP can cause resistance to pathogenic bacteria in poultry,” explained Prof. Herawati.

Prof. Herawati introduced an innovation in adding feed based on JAKUTE (Ginger Turmeric Curcuma), which consists of a combination of red ginger, turmeric and ginger. Research conducted shows that the combination of JAKUTE powder in poultry feed has the potential to replace AGP, with a role as an immunomodulatory agent or preventive agent against bacterial infections.

The molecular docking method was used to evaluate the immunomodulatory potential of the combination of red ginger, turmeric and curcuma. The research results show interactions between the active substances in these three ingredients, which can improve poultry health.

Prof. Herawati also underlined the importance of collaboration between various types of medicinal plants as an alternative to AGP in poultry feed. It is hoped that this study can contribute to the development of new strategies to improve poultry health, which can later be adopted by farmers. (WDD/ UB PR/ Trans. Iir)