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 with the transition period, on Thursday 26 October 2017 in Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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!
|8:30h||Coffee and registration|
|9:45h||Welcome and opening|
|10:00h||Critical transitions in physiology and ecology||Prof. Marten Scheffer (to be confirmed)||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|
|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|
|15:40h||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|
The participation fee for early birds (register before September 26th!) amounts €195 including lunch, drinks and proceedings of the symposium, or €50 for students. From 26 September 2017, the registration fee will be €245 or €70 for students. To receive the student rate, registrants must present a valid student card on the day of the symposium.
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 can also be arranged at the Hof van Wageningen Conference Centre. Click here for more information and online reservations.