Melanie Le Bon

Melanie Le Bon

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Animal and Equine

Role

Dr Melanie Le Bon is a Lecturer across a range of animal and equine courses and Course Leader of the Animal Science FdSc degree. Areas of teaching include applied animal nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, research skills and statistics. Dr Le Bon's research primarily focuses on animal nutrition to improve gut health and production in monogastric species.

Career overview

Dr Le Bon holds a Diplome Universitaire de Technologie in Genie Biologique and Industrie Alimentaire et Biologique from France, a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Microbiology from NTU and a PhD on the Effect of Probiotics on Immunoregulation and Stress in Pigs from the University of Nottingham. Prior to joining NTU, Dr Le Bon was employed as a Research Scientist at the Monogastric Centre of Excellence (Lallemand/University of Nottingham).

Research areas

Research primarily focuses on animal nutrition to improve gut health and production in monogastric species.

Research interests include:

  • Dietary intervention to sustain pig health, welfare and productivity
  • Mucosal Immunity and gut microbial ecosystem
  • Host/pathogen interaction and enteric health
  • Early life development and weaning
  • Sustainable food production

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Doctoral School.

External activity

Publications

Effect of a single dose of Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii strain on the occurrence of porcine neonatal diarrhoea. Hancox LR, Le Bon M, Richards PJ, Guillou D, Dodd CER and Mellits KH, Animal, 2015, 10, 1-4

Yeast to balance piglet microbiota at weaning. Le Bon M, Pig Progress, 2014, 21-22

Inclusion of detergent in a cleaning regime and effect on microbial load in livestock housing. Hancox LR, Le Bon M, Dodd CE and Mellits KH, Veterinary Record, 2013, 173 (7), 167

Influence of probiotics on gut health in the weaned pig. Le Bon M, Davies HE, Glynn C, Thompson C, Madden M, Wiseman J, Dodd CER, Hurdidge L, Payne G and Le Treut Y, Tötemeyer S and Mellits KH, Livestock Science, 2010, 133, 1-3, 179-181

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Press expertise

  • Dietary intervention to sustain pig health, welfare and productivity
  • Mucosal Immunity and gut microbial ecosystem
  • Host/pathogen interaction and enteric health
  • Early life development and weaning
  • Sustainable food production