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ISNH 2018


 The ISNH full programme is available for download : 

Full programmepdf - 14.1 MB  

The ISNH outline programme is available for download : 

Outline programme pdf - 4.9 MB  

List of sessions and invited speakers

All invited papers will be published in a special issue of animal 

Herbivore nutrition in a globalized world 

• Make ruminants green again - How can sustainable intensification and agroecology converge for a better future? 

Bertrand Dumont
(INRA, France)
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B. Dumont
• Domestic herbivores and food security: current contribution, trends and challenges for a sustainable development

Anne Mottet
(FAO, Italy)
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• Role of herbivores in sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa

Augustine A. Ayantunde
(ILRI, West Africa)
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Augustine A Ayantude

Microbial ecosystems and herbivore nutrition

• The application of omics to rumen microbiota function

Stuart Denman
(CSIRO, Australia)
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• The compositional variation of the rumen microbiome and its effect on host performance and methane emission  

Itzhak Mizrahi
(Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
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Precision herbivore nutrition

• Precision Nutrition of Herbivores: approaches, challenges and potential gains 

Luciano Adrian Gonzalez
(University of Sydney, Australia)
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• Grass based dairy systems, data, and Precision Technologies

Laurence Shalloo
(Teagasc, Ireland)
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Feed resources and sustainable diets

• Alternative and novel feeds for ruminants - nutritive value, product quality and environmental aspects

Anni Halmemies-Beauchet-Filleau
(University of Helsinki, Finland)
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Dr_Anni Halmenies-BF
• Multi-criteria evaluation of dairy cattle feed resources and animal characteristics for nutritive and environmental impacts

Ermias Kebreab
(University of California, USA)
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Feed conversion efficiency towards productivity and reduction of excreta

• Biological determinants of between-animal variation in feed efficiency of growing beef cattle

Gonzalo Cantalapiedra-Hijar
(INRA, France)
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• Selecting for improved feed efficiency and reduced methane emissions in dairy cattle

Peter Løvendahl
(Aarhus University, Denmark)
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Interactions between nutrition, genetics and environment

• Epigenetics, developmental programming and nutrition in herbivores 

Pascale Chavatte-Palmer
(INRA, France)
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• The influence of genotype x environment interactions on the robustness of dairy cows for grazing systems

John Roche
(DairyNZ ltd, New Zealand)
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Nutritional management of health and welfare

• Enhancing gastrointestinal health in dairy cows

Kees Plaizier
(University of Manitoba, Canada)
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• Individual variability in feeding behaviour of domesticated ruminants

Marina von Keyserlingk
(University of British Columbia, Canada)
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Nutrition to improve milk and meat quality

• Modulating ruminal lipid metabolism to improve the fatty acid composition of meat and milk from ruminants. Challenges and opportunities.

Pablo Toral
(CSIC, University of Leon, Spain)
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Dr_Pablo Toral
• Review: Nutrigenomics of marbling and fatty acid profile in ruminant meat

Marcio Machado Ladeira
(Federal University of Lavras, Brazil)
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Marcio Ladeira

Wild herbivores

• Using physiologically-based models to predict population responses to phytochemicals by wild vertebrate herbivores

Annika Felton/ Jennifer Forbey
(Swedish Agricultural Univ/ Boise State University, Sweden/USA)
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• Livestock production increasingly influences wildlife across the globe

Iain Gordon
(James Cook University, Australia)
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Iain Gordon

Adaptation of herbivores to climate changes and diverse environments

• Adaptation of animals to heat stress

 Veerasamy Sejian
(Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India)
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Dr_Veerasamy Sejian
• Adaptation of ruminant livestock production systems to climate changes 

Beverley Henry
(Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
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Converting scientific knowledge into innovation in herbivore nutrition

• Converting nutritional knowledge into feeding practices: a case study comparing different protein feeding systems for dairy cows

Hélène Lapierre
(Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada)
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On Tuesday, 4 September, three workshops will be organized on the following topics:
›    Agroeocology and herbivores farming systems: current state and perspectives
›    Research priorities for assessing and mitigating Green House Gases emissions from herbivores
›    Evaluation of animal performances and products quality: a current state of methods and indicators
Each workshop will be introduced by offered papers selected from the pool of submitted one-page abstracts in the relevant topics. For more information on the 3 workshops please consult workshop page here:

Satellite conferences

On Thursday 6 September afternoon, 2 satellite conferences will be proposed in parallel to all attendee of the ISNH main conference:
 ›    the first one, offered by Lallemand company, will deal with Acidosis and Rumen Health. It will be given in the main conference theater.
 ›    the second one, offered by INRA, will deal with the renewed INRA Feeding system for ruminants. Places are limited to 160 attendees.


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