Dr Mehdi Toghyani Khorasgani
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - School of Environmental and Rural Science
Phone: +61 2 6773 5529
Mehdi received his PhD in Poultry Nutrition and Physiology from UNE in 2016 and joined the School of Environmental and Rural Science as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Prior to starting his PhD at UNE, Mehdi held a research position at Isfahan Azad University following completion of his MSc and worked for Arian Pajouh Co. as a Nutritionist and Technical Manager. He is currently involved in poultry research and teaching at UNE.
PhD, Poultry Nutrition (2016) University of New England, Australia
MSc, Animal Nutrition (2009) Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
BSc, Animal Science (2006) Isfahan Azad University, Iran
World Poultry Science Association
Poultry Science Association
British Society of Animal Science
Nutritional evaluation of alternative feed ingredients
Energy and amino acids metabolism
Poultry gut health and inflammation
Evaluation of novel feed additives and enzymes
Trace mineral nutrition
Current and previous direct funding supports
- 2017-2020: Performance parameters and gut health of meat chickens and layer hens in response to different levels of hydroxychloride sources of zinc, Copper and manganese (IntelliBond Minerals), funded by NUTRECO Netherlands, $ 350 k
- 2018-2019:Evaluation of novel feed additives in controlling subclinical necrotic enteritis in broiler chickens, funded by NUTRECO Netherland, $ 80 k
- 2018-2019: Improving protein utilization of canola meal with the use of enzymes in broiler diets, funded by DSM Nutritional Products, Singapore. $ 50 K
- 2017-2019: Effect of exogenous microbial protease on energy metabolism, funded by DSM Nutritional Products - Switzerland, $ 220 k
- 2015 – 2016: Effect of elevated digestible amino acid in high canola meal diets for broiler chickens, funded by Evonik (SEA) Pte Ltd, Singapore, $ 60 k
- 2014 – 2016: Effects of canola seed source, pellet temperature and fibre on broiler performance, funded by Poultry CRC, Australia, $ 257 k
- 2013-2014: Replacing supplemental oil with full fat canola seed in broilers. Funded by Poultry CRC, Australia, $120K.
- 2012 – 2015: Optimization of Australian protein meals, funded by RIRDC, Australia, $ 717 k
Paul A. Iji, Mehdi Toghyani, Emmanuel U. Ahiwe and Apeh A. Omede. 2017. Alternative sources of protein for poultry nutrition, in: Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat - Vol.2 Breeding and Nutrition Edited by: Todd Applegate, University of Georgia, USA. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. Cambridge, UK
Selected Journal Publications
Cowieson, A.J., Toghyani, M., Kheravii, S.K., Wu, S.-B., Romero, L.F. and Choct, M. 2018. A mono-component microbial protease improves performance, net energy and digestibility of amino acids and starch and upregulates jejunal expression of genes responsible for peptide transport in broilers fed corn/wheat-based diets supplemented with xylanase and phytase. Poultry Science (in press)
V. Jazi, A. Ashayerizadeh, M. Toghyani, A. Shabani, G. Tellez, M. Toghyani. 2018. Fermented soybean meal exhibits probiotic properties when included in Japanese quail diet in replacement of soybean meal. Poultry science 97 (6), 2113-2122.
V. Jazi, A. D. Foroozandeh, M. Toghyani, B. Dastar, R. Rezaie Koochaksarie, and M. Toghyani. 2018. Effects of Pediococcus acidilactici, mannan-oligosaccharide, butyric acid and their combination on growth performance and intestinal health in young broiler chickens challenged with Salmonella Typhimurium. Poultry science 97 (6), 2034-2043.
Nishchal K. Sharma, Mingan Choct, Mehdi Toghyani, Yan C. S. M. Laurenson, C. K. Girish, and Robert A. Swick. 2018. Dietary energy, digestible lysine and available phosphorus levels affect growth performance, carcass traits and amino acid digestibility of broilers. Poultry science 97 (4), 1189-1198
M. Toghyani, S.B. Wu, R.A. Perez-Maldonado, P.A. Iji and R. A. Swick. 2017. Performance, nutrient utilisation and energy partitioning in broiler chickens offered high canola meal diets supplemented with multicomponent carbohydrase and mono-component protease. Poultry Science, 96 (11), 3960-3972.
R. Barekatain, R.A. Swick, M. Toghyani, C.T. Dekoning. 2017. Interactions of full fat canola seed, oat hulls as an insoluble fiber source and pellet temperature for nutrient utilization and growth performance of broiler chickens. Poultry Science, 96:2233–2242.
M. Toghyani, R. A. Swick, and R. Barekatain. 2017. Effect of seed source and pelleting temperature during steam pelleting on apparent metabolizable energy value of full-fat canola seed for broiler chickens. Poultry Science, 96 (5), 1325-1333.
M. Toghyani, C.K. Girish, S.B. Wu, P.A. Iji and R.A. Swick. 2016. Effect of elevated dietary amino acid levels in high canola meal diets on productive traits and cecal microbiota population of broiler chickens in a pair-feeding study. Poultry science, 96 (5), 1268-1279.
Farzin Shabani, Lalit Kumar, Amir Hadi Nojoumian, Atefeh Esmaeilic and Mehdi Toghyani, 2015. Projected future distribution of date palm and its potential use in alleviating micronutrient deficiency. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 96 (4), 1132-1140.
M.R. Barekatain, S.B. Wu, M. Toghyani, R.A. Swick. 2015. Effects of grinding and pelleting condition on efficiency of full-fat canola seed for replacing supplemental oil in broiler chicken diets. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 207, 140-149.
M. Toghyani, N. Rodgers, P. A. Iji, and R. A. Swick. 2015. Standardized ileal amino acid digestibility of expeller-extracted canola meal subjected to different processing conditions for starter and grower broiler chickens. Poultry Science, 94:992–1002.
S.A. Tabeidian, M. Toghyani, A.H. Toghyani, M.R. Barekatain and M. Toghyani. 2015. Effect of pre-starter diet ingredients and moisture content on performance, yolk sac utilization and small intestine morphology in broiler chickens. Journal of Applied Animal Research, 43 (2), 157-165.
M. Toghyani, N. Rodgers, M. R. Barekatain, P. A. Iji, and R. A. Swick. 2014. Apparent metabolizable energy value of expeller-extracted canola meal subjected to different processing conditions for growing broiler chickens. Poultry Science, 93:2227–2236.
Mohammad Mohammadrezaei, Majid Toghyani, Abbasali Gheisari, Mehdi Toghyani, Shahin Eghbalsaeid. 2014. Synergistic effect of Fadrozole and insulin-like growth factor-I on female-to-male sex reversal and body weight of broiler chicks. PloS One, v.9 (8).
Mehdi Toghyani, Majid Toghyani, Mahmood Shivazad, Abbasali Gheisari, Ramin Bahadoran. 2012. Chromium supplementation can alleviate the negative effects of heat stress on growth performance, carcass traits, and meat lipid oxidation of broiler chicks without any adverse impacts on blood constituents. Biological Trace Element Research, 146: 171–180.
Majid Toghyani, Mohsen Tohidi, Abbasali Gheisari, Ali Tabeidian, Mehdi Toghyani. 2012. Evaluation of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) as a biological growth promoter on performance, humoral immunity, and blood characteristics of broiler chicks. The Journal of Poultry Science, (49), 183-190.
Mehdi Toghyani, Majid Toghyani, Mehdi Zamanizad, Habib Aghdam Shahryar, 2011. Assessment of performance, immune responses, serum metabolites and prevalence of leg weakness in broiler chicks submitted to early- age water restriction. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 43: 1183–1189.
G.H. Sadeghi, S. A. Tabeidian, and M. Toghyani. 2011. Effect of processing on the nutritional value of common vetch (Vicia sativa) seed as a feed ingredient for broilers. Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 20:498–505.
Mehdi Toghyani, Majid Toghyani, Abbasali Gheisari, Gholamreza Ghalamkari and Shahin Eghbalsaied, 2011. Evaluation of cinnamon and garlic as antibiotic growth promoter substitutions on performance, immune responses, serum biochemical, and haematological parameters in broiler chicks. Livestock Science, 138: 167-173.
A.A Gheisari, M. Shavakhi Zavareh, M. Toghyani, R. Bahadoran, M. Toghyani, 2011. Application of incremental program, an effective way to optimize dietary inclusion rate of guar meal in broiler chickens. Livestock Science, 140: 117–123.
Mehdi Toghyani, Majid Toghyani, Abbasali Gheisari, Gholamreza Ghalamkari and Mohammad Mohammadrezaei, 2010. Growth performance, serum biochemistry and blood hematology of broiler chicks fed different levels of black seed (Nigella sativa) and peppermint (Mentha piperita). Livestock Science, 129: 173-178.
Majid Toghyani, Abasali Gheisari, Mehrdad Modaresi, Sayed Ali Tabeidian, Mehdi Toghyani, 2010. Effect of different litter material on performance and behavior of broiler chickens. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 122: 48–52.
Recent Conferences Presentations
M. Toghyani, T.T.H. Nguyen, N.K. Morgan, S.B. Wu and R.A. Swick. 2018. Effect of dietary zinc source and level on growth performance, mineral deposition and tibia breaking strength in male broiler chickens. 11th Asia Pacific Poultry Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
M. Toghyani, G. Channarayapatna, S.B. Wu and R.A. Swick. 2016. Effect of elevated digestible amino acids in high canola meal diets on feed consumption and performance of broiler chickens. 27th Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia
M. Toghyani, S. B. Wu, P. A. Iji and R. A. Swick. 2015. Performance parameters and carcass traits of broiler chickens fed high canola meal diets supplemented with exogenous enzymes. 20th conference on Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition, Armidale, Australia
M. Toghyani, S. B. Wu, P. A. Iji and R. A. Swick. 2015. Energy partitioning in broiler chickens fed diets containing a high level of canola meal supplemented with a carbohydrase enzyme. 20th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition, Prague, Czech Republic
M. Toghyani, N. Rodgers, P. A. Iji and R. A. Swick. 2015. Impact of processing conditions on amino acid digestibility of expeller-extracted canola meal for broiler chickens. 26th Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia
M. Toghyani, N. Rodgers, P. A. Iji and R. A. Swick. 2014. Effect of diet protein content and bird’s age on endogenous ileal nitrogen and amino acid flow in broiler chickens. 10th Asia Pacific Poultry Conference, Jeju, South Korea
M. Toghyani, M.R. Barekatain, N. Rodgers, P.A. Iji and R. Swick, 2014. Impact of processing conditions and chemical composition on energy utilization of expeller extracted canola meal for broiler chickens. 25th Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia
M. Toghyani, S. A. Tabeidian, M. Toghyani and M. Mohammadrezaei. 2012. Effect of post-hatch diet’s type and moisture content on performance, yolk sac utilization and small intestine development in broiler chickens. 24th World's Poultry Congress, Salvador – Bahia, Brazil.
M. Toghyani, M. Toghyani, E. Tavalaeian, M. Mohammadrezaei, 2011. Effect of wet and sequential feeding subsequent to early skip a day feeding on leg weakness in broiler chicks. 9th Asia Pacific Poultry Congress, Taiwan.
M. Toghyani, M. Toghyani and S.A Tabeidian, 2011. Effect of probiotic and prebiotic as antibiotic growth promoter substitutions on productive and carcass traits of broiler chicks. International Conference on Food Engineering and Biotechnology, Bangkok, Thailand
M. Toghyani, M. Toghyani and M. Zamanizad. 2010. Growth performance and immune responses of broiler chicks submitted to two methods of early age water restriction. 4th International Conference on Animal Nutrition, Johor, Malaysia
M. Toghyani, M. Toghyani and A.B. Gheisari, 2008. Evaluation of black seed (Nigalla Sativa) and garlic as antibiotic substitution in broiler diets. 23rd World Poultry Congress, Brisbane, Australia