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ISNH 2018

ISNH 2018

Presentations are available for download here:

The ISNH full programme is available for download

The ISNH outline programme is available for download
Outline programme pdf - 4.9 MB

10th International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores
Herbivore nutrition supporting sustainable intensification and agro-ecological approaches

September 2-6, 2018
Clermont-Ferrand, France

The International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores (ISNH) is an international scientific conference that addresses a whole range of issues linked to the nutrition of herbivores in production systems or in the wild. The French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) invites the 10th edition of the ISNH to Clermont-Ferrand, France
The 10th International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores conference will be a forum to discuss herbivore  nutrition supporting agro-ecological and sustainable intensification approaches. The Symposium will feature plenary sessions, paper sessions, and posters by international experts. The sessions of the Symposium will cover basic herbivores nutrition to nutritional strategies to improve nutritional efficiency, product quality, health and animal welfare, and environmental issues. Contributions from young scientists are encouraged.

For detailed program of the main conference, see “main program”.

At the end of the symposium ISNH at Polydome, on Thursday September 6 from 13:30 to 18.30, two satellite conferences are organized. All ISNH participants can attend for free to these conferences:
-          From 13:30 to 16:00, a satellite conference is organized on the INRA feeding system for ruminants.
-          From 13:30 to 18:30, a satellite conference is organized by Lallemand Animal Nutrition on Acidosis & Rumen Health.


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Le Symposium International sur la Nutrition des Herbivores (ISNH) est organisé tous les 4 ans depuis 1983. Son organisation a été confiée à la France à deux reprises, en 1995 et en 2018. Sa dixième édition se tiendra du 2-6 Septembre 2018 au Polydôme de Clermont-Ferrand. Elle est intitulée : « Herbivore nutrition supporting sustainable intensification and agro-ecological approaches ». Sa tenue en France constitue une forte reconnaissance des recherches menées par l’INRA et ses partenaires sur l’Elevage et la Nutrition des Herbivores depuis plusieurs décennies.
Le symposium est organisé localement par l'Unité Mixte de Recherche sur les Herbivores en association avec d’autres unités INRA. Les comités scientifique et organisationnel relaient le comité scientifique international permanent de l'ISNH qui regroupe 18 scientifiques éminents du domaine de la nutrition des herbivores, représentant l'Asie-Océanie, l'Amérique du Nord, l'Amérique du Sud, l’Afrique et l'Europe.
Le symposium est un rendez-vous majeur pour les scientifiques conduisant des recherches sur la nutrition des herbivores et plus largement sur leur élevage face aux enjeux mondiaux : augmentation de la demande en produits animaux, changement climatique, limitation de l’impact environnemental des élevages et aux préoccupations sociétales croissantes sur le bien-être des animaux d’élevage. Il permettra de faire le point sur les dernières avancées scientifiques dans le domaine de la nutrition des herbivores au service de la mise en œuvre de systèmes d’élevage durables mobilisant les leviers de l’agro-écologie.

Pour le programme détaillé de la conférence principale, consulter le site internet :

Deux conférences satellites feront suite au Symposium le Jeudi 6 Septembre. Elles sont accessibles gratuitement à tous les congressistes ISNH :
-         Conférence satellite sur le système d'alimentation INRA pour ruminants : de 13h30 à 16h00,
-         Conférence satellite sur acidose & santé du rumen (organisée par Lallemand Animal Nutrition) : de 13h30 à 18h30.

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