The first International Acidosis and Rumen Health Satellite Conference attracted over 400 ruminant and nutrition experts
The first international conference dedicated to Acidosis and Rumen Health was co-hosted by Lallemand in partnership with the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in Clermont-Ferrand, September 6th. This conference, organized within the 10th edition of the International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores (ISNH) gathered over 430 participants, both ruminant experts invited by Lallemand and scientists who attended the International Conference. In addition, around 100 attendees could follow the conference on-line through live-streaming.
If acidosis is recognized by nutritionists and farmers as one of the main metabolic disorders with many consequences on dairy cow and beef cattle health and performance and huge economic impact, it is still poorly understood. The international conference which gathered experts from Europe, Canada and Australia had for objective to put the pieces of the puzzle together and to look at the Multi-dimension of acidosis and rumen health, a key challenge in the context of livestock precision farming. It offered a good mix between scientific data and field related observations on animal behavior and welfare. It clearly showed that acidosis is a multi-factorial trouble which originates in the rumen but which has many consequences on the total gastrointestinal tract homeostasis, on host physiology and behavior. The conference closed on a round table discussion animated by Prof Giulio COZZI, from University of Padova, Italy.
Lallemand Animal Nutrition has been working on rumen microbial ecology, with the aim to promote rumen health, for over 20 years in close collaboration with INRA and other internationally recognized research institutes or universities, with over 100 scientific publications on the topic. The meeting shows us that we still have a lot to learn!
More information about the content of the conference as well as video recordings will be diffused soon. To be informed about the release of the videos connect to: http://ruminantdigestivesystem.com/isnh-live-streaming/
Program of the conference:
- Rumen microbiota, rumen wall dynamics and rumen health
Leluo Guan, Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada
- Rumen pH monitoring systems and peripheric indicators as potential predictors for rumen health
Clothilde Villot, post-doctoral student, UMRH INRA, Clermont-Ferrand, France
- Feeding management of cattle and rumen health: risk factors
Alex Bach, Research Professor, IRCEA (Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats), Dpt of Ruminant Production of IRTA, Spain
- Current strategies to limit risk factors: the use of feed additives, ATB, feeding practices
Helen Golder, Research Director, Scibus, Camden, NSW, Australia
- Interaction of Rumen health with cattle behaviour
Trevor de Vries, Professor, Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph, Canada
- Low rumen health: The root of many health disorders in high producing cattle
Gregory Penner, PhD, Associate professor and Centennial enhancement chair in Ruminant Nutritional Physiology, Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada