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ISNH 2018




Provisional Programme is available:



Provisional list of sessions and invited speakers

All invited papers will be published in a special issue of animal 

Herbivore nutrition in a globalized world points to options for livestock future

• Make livestock farming green again: Potentials of sustainable intensification and agroecology to design herbivore farming systems.

Bertrand Dumont
(INRA, France)
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B. Dumont
• Contribution of herbivores to food security.

Anne Mottet
(FAO, Italy)
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• Role of herbivores in sustainable agriculture in Africa.

Augustine A. Ayantunde
(ILRI, West Africa)
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Augustine A Ayantude

Microbial ecosystems and herbivore nutrition

• Contribution of meta-omics.

Stuart Denman
(CSIRO, Australia)
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• Understanding and modulating the holobiont (interactions between host and microbiota).

Itzhak Mizrahi
(Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
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Precision herbivore nutrition

• Precision Nutrition of Herbivores: approaches, challenges and potential gains using new technologies and simulation models.

Luciano Adrian Gonzalez
(University of Sydney, Australia)
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• Technologies and tools for efficient grazing and pasture management

Laurence Shalloo
(Teagasc, Ireland)
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Feed resources and sustainable diets

• Alternative and novel feeds for ruminants: nutritive value, product quality and environmental aspects.

Anni Halmemies-Beauchet-Filleau
(University of Helsinki, Finland)
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Dr_Anni Halmenies-BF
• Multicriteria evaluation of feed resources and diets: ways to combine evaluation of nutritive value, environmental impacts such as GHG or N emissions, impact on animal health and product quality…

Ermias Kebreab
(University of California, USA)
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Feed conversion efficiency towards productivity and reduction of excreta

• Biological determinants of feed efficiency.

Gonzalo Cantalapiedra-Hijar
(INRA, France)
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• Improving feed efficiency to reduce emissions in dairy ruminants.

Peter Løvendahl
(Aarhus University, Denmark)
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Interactions between nutrition, genetics and environment

• Epigenetics, developmental programming and nutrition in herbivores.

Pascale Chavatte-Palmer
(INRA, France)
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• Genotype by production system interaction: implication for dairy systems robustness.

John Roche
(DairyNZ ltd, New Zealand)
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Nutritional management of health and welfare

• Prevention of nutritional deseases.

Kees Plaizier
(University of Manitoba, Canada)
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JC Kees Plaizer
• Nutritional comfort and animal welfare.

Marina von Keyserlingk
(University of British Columbia, Canada)
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Marina_Von Keyserlink

Nutrition to improve milk and meat quality

• Changing fatty acid composition of meat and milk.

Pablo Toral
(CSIC, University of Leon, Spain)
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Dr_Pablo Toral
• Meat quality and nutrigenomic: what we know so far.

Marcio Machado Ladeira
(Federal University of Lavras, Brazil)
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Marcio Ladeira

Wild herbivores

• Unraveling the Rules of Foraging: Using genomes to predict and manage foraging phenomes in vertebrate herbivores.

Annika Felton/ Jennifer Forbey
(Swedish Agricultural Univ/ Boise State University, Sweden/USA)
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• Interactions between wild and domestic herbivores across the globe.

Iain Gordon
(James Cook University, Australia)
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Iain Gordon

Adaptation of herbivores to climate change and diverse environments

• Adaptation of animals to heat stress.

Sejian Veersamy
(Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India)
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Dr_Veerasamy Sejian
• Adaptation of ruminant livestock production systems to climate changes.

Beverley Henry
(Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
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Innovation in herbivore nutrition: how to convert scientific knowledge into new farming practices?

• Converting nutritional knowledge into feeding practices: a comparative study between different protein feeding systems for the dairy cows.

Hélène Lapierre
(Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada)
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On Tuesday, 4 September, three workshops will be organized on the following topics:
›    Agro-ecology and ecosystem services
›    Research priorities for assessing and mitigating Green House Gases emissions from herbivores
›    Evaluation of animal performances and products quality: a current state of methods and indicators
Each workshop will be introduced by offered papers selected from the pool of submitted one-page abstracts in the relevant topics.

Satellite conferences

On Thursday 6 September afternoon, 2 satellite conferences will be proposed in parallel to all attendee of the ISNH main conference:
 ›    the first one, offered by Lallemand company, will deal with Acidosis and Rumen Health. It will be given in the main conference theater.
 ›    the second one, offered by INRA, will deal with the renewed INRA Feeding system for ruminants. Places are limited to 160 attendees.


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