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Adronie Verbrugghe

Assistant Professor   |   DVM, PhD Vet Sci, DECVCN

Research Interests

  • Companion animal nutrition, especially feline nutrition
  • Link between nutrition, gut microbiota and general health
  • Alternation of metabolic pathways through nutrition
  • Immunonutrition and nutritional modulation of inflammation

Selected Publications

  • Verbrugghe A, Hesta M, Gulbrandson KE, Janssens GPJ (2007). The effect of salmon oil freshness on the palatability of dog foods. Vlaams Diergen Tijds 76; 201-207.
  • Bosch G, Verbrugghe A, Hesta M, Holst JJ, van der Poel AFB, Janssens GPJ, Hendriks WH (2009). The effects of dietary fibre type on satiety-related hormones and voluntary food intake in dogs. Br J Nutr 102; 318-325.
  • Verbrugghe A, Hesta M, Gommeren K, Daminet S, Wuyts B, Buyse J, Janssens GPJ (2009). Oligofructose and inulin modulate glucose and amino acid metabolism through propionate production in normal weight and obese cats. Br J Nutr 102; 694-702.
  • Verbrugghe A, Hesta M, Van Weyenberg S, Papadopoulos GA, Gommeren K, Daminet S, Bosmans T, Polis I, Buyse J, Janssens GPJ (2010). The effect of iso-energetic reduction of energy sources on glucose tolerance and insulin response in healthy normal weight cats. Br J Nutr 104; 214-221.
  • Verbrugghe A, Janssens GPJ, Meininger E, Daminet S, Piron K, Wuyts B, Buyse J, Hesta M (2010). Intestinal fermentation modulates postprandial acylcarnitine profile and nitrogen metabolism in a true carnivore: the domestic cat (Felis catus). Br J Nutr 104; 972-979.
  • Van den Bossche I, Paepe D, Saunders J, Verbrugghe A, Vandenabeele S, Van Goethem B, Daminet S (2010). Acute pancreatitis in two dogs. Vlaams Diergen Tijds 79; 163-168.
  • Verbrugghe A, Paepe D, Verhaert L, Saunders J, Fritz J, Janssens GPJ, Hesta M (2011). Metabolic bone disease and hyperparathyroidism in an adult dog fed an unbalanced homemade diet. Vlaams Diergen Tijds 80; 61-68.
  • Verbrugghe A, Hesta M, Daminet S, Janssens GPJ (2011). Nutritional modulation of in the true carnivorous cat: a review. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 52; 172-182.
  • Verbrugghe A, Hesta M, Daminet S, Polis I, Holst JJ, Buyse J, Wuyts B, Janssens GPJ (2011). Propionate absorbed from the colon acts as gluconeogenic substrate in a strict carnivore, the domestic cat (Felis catus). J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr doi:10.111/j.1439-0396.2011.01220.x. (Epub ahead of print)
  • Depauw S, Hesta M, Bell K, Vanhaecke L, Verbrugghe A, Janssens GPJ (2011). Animal fibre: The forgotten nutrient in strict carnivores? First insights in the cheetah. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr doi:10.1111/j.1439-0396.2011.01220.x. (Epub ahead of print).