First trace mineral symposium a success
The first International Scientific Symposium on Trace
Elements in Animal Production Systems (Oteane) attracted around 200
The delegates, both animal nutritionists and environmental scientists came to
Geneva, Switzerland to discuss the emerging issue how trace elements in animal
feed and the environment can be reduced.
Frans Verstraete from the
European Commission made it clear that the Commission's intention was to reduce
maximum permitted levels of legitimate trace elements and contaminants in animal
feeds, thereby reducing environmental accumulation.
Stéphane Durosoy, president of the organising committee and
director of event sponsor, Pancosma, said: "The raison d'etre for this and
future Oteane symposia is a sustainable trace element footprint for animal
production, consistent with good animal health, welfare and performance through
appropriate use of organic trace elements."
Proceedings from the
symposium will be published later this year. An abstracts booklet is available
now from www.pancosma.com.
complete review article on this symposium can be read in the next issue of Feed
Mix (Volume 15.4) and Pig Progress (Volume 23.6).
For the latest pig news,
To comment, login here
Or register to be able to comment.