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Workshop on feed intake in pigs well attended

A workshop on physiological basis of voluntary feed intake in swine, held in May in Spain, was well attended, attracting over 230 specialists.

The presymposium workshop was held on May 19th 2009 with an attendance of more than 230 specialists, filling the Mare Nostrum Hall of Termes de Montbrio Hotel, Spain. The half-day workshop dealing with voluntary feed intake of swine, was held as a session previous to the XI Symposium on Digestive Physiology of the Pig.

Lectures from eight world-renowned experts in feed intake were presented: Dr Klasing, Sbarbati, Carroll, Black, Kiriaziakis, Torrallardona and Roura, chaired by John Patience, gave their lectures in person. Dr Forbes' material was presented by Dr Kiriaziakis.

All the lectures, plus six more have been published by Wageningen Academic Publication. The book, with the title 'Voluntary feed intake in pigs', has already become available.

The workshop was initiated to help the swine nutritionist tackle the voluntary feed intake issues, e.g. after weaning – and thus contribute to a profitable pig production all over the world.

The presymposium workshop was organised by Spanish animal nutrition company Lucta; the whole symposium was sponsored by a range of animal nutrition companies.

Related websites:

XI Symposium on Digestive Physiology of the Pig

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