International Symposium on Dairy Cattle Nutrition 2017

For dairy cattle, the transition period is a crucial period in their lactation cycle. In a relatively short period of time, a lot of changes will take place; not only inside the cow, but also in nutrition and management around her. Therefore the highest incidence of health disorders will be found in the transition period. Further improvements of cow welfare, performance and longevity should therefore start with the transition period.

During the International Dairy Nutrition Symposium 2017, experts from the Netherlands and abroad will present their vision on different aspects of dairy cow nutrition in relation to the transition period, on Thursday 26 October 2017 in Wageningen, The Netherlands.

The symposium is organized by the Centre for Animal Nutrition, in cooperation with Bayer Animal Health, Diamond V, and Zinpro.

Representatives from feed, feed additive and dairy industry, knowledge institutes and governmental organizations as well as veterinarians, students and others who are interested are welcome to attend the 2017 symposium!

Time Title Speaker Organisation
8:30h Coffee and registration
9:45h Welcome and opening
10:00h Critical transitions in physiology and ecology Prof. Marten Scheffer Wageningen University
10:40h Transition cow health and immune function Prof. Ynte Schukken Wageningen University, Utrecht University, GD Animal Health
11:20h The transition period and metabolic diseases in relation to fertility Prof. Stephen LeBlanc University of Guelph
12:00h Lunch break
13:30h Pitch: what cows can learn from sows Prof. Bas Kemp Wageningen University
13:50h Hepatic metabolism of glucose in the transition cow Dr. Harald Hammon Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
14:30h Amino acid metabolism in periparturient dairy cattle Dr. Hélène Lapierre Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
15:10h Coffee break
15:40h Challenging the paradigm of metabolic diseases in the fresh period Dr. Lance Baumgard Iowa State University
16:20h Economic review of transition cow management Prof. John Fetrow University of Minnesota
17:00h Closure and farewell drink


Hof van Wageningen, Hotel and Conference Centre
Lawickse Allee 9
6701 AN Wageningen
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 317 490 133

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Hotel accommodation

Hotel accommodation can also be arranged at the Hof van Wageningen Conference Centre. Click here for more information and online reservations.

Rooms are reserved until October 18th. You can send an e-mail for room reservation to quoting full name and adress, date of arrival and leaving and quoting ”zoology congres”.

After October 18th room accommodation can also be arranged at the website from Hof van Wageningen Conference Centre. Click here for more information and online reservations.

Other accomodation options

Distance from venue Name City Price indication (single/double) Contact and booking
2.5 km, 30 min walk/5 min public transport Hotel de Wageningsche Berg Wageningen From €85/€85 Website
6 km, 15 min public transport Hotel Nol in 't Bosch Wageningen From €79/€92 Website
7 km, 10 min public transport Hotel 't Paviljoen Rhenen From €69/€79 Website
9 km, 20 min public transport Hotel de Reehorst Ede From €59/€59 Website