Early bird tickets for the 2015 edition of the International Symposium on Dairy Nutrition are still available online before October 1st. The symposium in Wageningen, The Netherlands will be held Thursday 22 October 2015 and this years edition will be entitled “Dairy cow nutrition and animal health”. Seven experts from the Netherlands and abroad will present their vision on the various aspects of dairy cow health and nutrition.
During the symposium on 22 October, Dr. Ariëtte van Knegsel (Wageningen University) will be the first speaker with her presentation on the effect of dry period length on cow and calf health. Next, Prof. Claire Wathes (Royal Veterinary College, University of London) will discuss the consequences and management of GH and IGF1 uncoupling. Dr. Barry Bradford (Kansas State University) will close the morning session with his vision on the relationship between transition cow nutrient metabolism and the immune system.
After lunch, Dr. Georg Eller (HCS Herdenmanagement) will share his experience with transition management and nutrition in early lactation, speaking about subclinical acidosis in dairy cattle. He will be followed by Kasper Dieho (Wageningen UR) discussing his findings on the changes in form and function of rumen papillae during the transition period. Reuben Newsome (University of Nottingham) will talk about new insights in the relationship between nutrition and lameness. The day will be closed by Dr. Trevor DeVries (University of Guelph), who will speak about dairy cow behaviour and its use as a predictor and indicator of health problems.
More information including the online registration procedure can be found at the symposium website.
We are looking forward to see you on 22 October in Wageningen!