Spain: workshop on voluntary swine feed intake

23-02-2009 | |

This year’s edition of the International Symposium on Digestive Physiology of Pigs (DPP) in Spain will be preceded by a presymposium workshop on voluntary feed intake in swine.

Just like the symposium itself, the workshop will be held in Hotel Termes de Montbrió, at the Costa Daurada in Spain, at May 19th. The symposium, which celebrates its ninth edition, will take place 20-22 May.

The workshop, set up by the DPP organising committee and Spanish feed additive manufacturer Lucta, have announced a series of international speakers, who will give presentations around the theme ‘Physiological basis of voluntary feed intake in swine. Pre and post-absorptive regulation’.

Dr John L. Black, adjunct professor in Veterinary Science, University of Sydney and Director of John L Black Consulting, Australia

Dr Jeff Carroll, research leader for the USDA-Agricultural Research Service’s Livestock Issues Research Unit, Lubbock, TX, USA

Em Prof J. Michael Forbes, Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology, former professor in the Departments of Agriculture, Animal Physiology and Nutrition, University of Leeds, UK

Dr Kirk C. Klasing, professor of the Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, USA

Prof Ilias Kyriazakis, professor and chair of Animal Nutrition, Husbandry and Behaviour at the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr Eugeni Roura, DVM, R&D manager, Feed Additives Lucta SA, Barcelona, Spain

Prof Andrea Sbarbati, professor of Human Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Verona, Italy

Dr David Torrallardona, DVM, swine nutrition researcher at IRTA (Spain) and current vice-president of the Pig Production Commission of the European Association of Animal Science (EAAP)

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Ninth International Symposium on Digestive Physiology of Pigs (DPP)

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Vincent ter Beek Editor of Pig Progress / Topic: Pigs around the world