Danyel Bueno Dalto, Ph.D.

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Research scientist

By using new biochemical and nutrigenomic approaches, his research program, always focused on the study of micronutrients (vitamins and trace minerals) aims to improve the litter homogeneity at birth and the robustness (health) of piglets in pre and post-weaning, to develop alternative strategies to the prophylactic use of antibiotics in pigs and to reduce the environmental impact of the sector.

Current research and/or projects

- Establishment of a living laboratory for Quebec - Lac St-Pierre region


- Bioavailability of Hg from fish using different cooking preparation – pig model for humans


- Validation of a minor and rapid surgical catheterization of the saphenous vein with under-skin exit


- Innovative micronutrient strategies for maximizing piglet’s robustness and performance during the pre- and post-weaning periods


- Towards a new feeding approach of neonatal and weanling piglet for optimizing nutritional status, immunity and microbiota and minimizing the use of antibiotics


- Towards a restricted use of antibiotics and ZnO in pig production: Development of new nutrigenomics approaches based on a better understanding of the interactions between bacterial pathogens, mitochondrial function and zinc levels

Professional activities / interests

Pig production

Digestive physiology

Metabolism of vitamins and trace minerals

Education and awards

Undergraduation in Veterinary Medicine - Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL) (Brazil)

Specialization in Agribusiness (EAD) - Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFP) (Brazil)

Master degree in Animal Science - Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL) (Brazil)

PhD. degree in Animal Science - Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL) (Brazil)/ Agriculture and Agrifood Canada (AAFC) (Sherbrooke)

Research assistant at Agriculture and Agrifood Canada

Postdoctoral fellow at Agriculture and Agrifood Canada

Postdoctoral fellow at Université de Sherbrooke / Agriculture and Agrifood Canada

Researcher Scientist (Post-doctoral Research Program) at Agriculture and Agrifood Canada


Key publications

  1. Dalto, D.B., Roy, M., Audet, I., Palin, M.F., Guay, F., Lapointe, J., Matte, J.J. (2015). Interaction between vitamin B6 and source of selenium on the response of the selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidase system to oxidative stress induced by oestrus in pubertal pig. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, [online] 32 21-29. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtemb.2015.05.002

    2015 - View publication details

  2. Dalto, B.D., Tsoi, S., Audet, I., Dyck, M.K., Foxcroft, G.R., Matte, J.J. (2015). Gene expression of porcine blastocysts from gilts fed organic or inorganic selenium and pyridoxine. Reproduction, [online] 149(1), 31-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/REP-14-0408

    2015 - View publication details

Research facility

2000 College Street
Sherbrooke, QC J1M 0C8


Member of the American Society of Animal Science



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