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20th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition proceedings

For those of us who missed the 20th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition, the proceedings will keep us busy for a long time.


I did not make it to Prague for the 20th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN) this last August, and I regret it, but for those of us who missed this rare event, here is a link that will lead you to the proceedings. A very short blog this week, but I trust the ESPN proceedings will keep you busy for a long time. I know it will take me until Christmas to go through them!

Below is a very brief list of topics that drew my attention. I believe it will be good reading to refresh our poultry nutrition basic knowledge and even learn what is new. The first presentation listed below, the one on the relevance of gut microbiota for digestion, was the topic of a meeting I attended last week, and let me assure you, I will be writing more about this issue in the near future.

  • Relevance of gut microbiota for digestion
    Zentek J. (Free University of Berlin, Germany)
  • Development of the gut associated immune system
    Kaspers B. (University of Munich, Germany)
  • Bioavailability of zinc oxides in broilers
    Narcy A. (France) 
  • Fiber in poultry nutrition: bonus or burden?
    de Vries S. (Trouw Nutrition R&D, the Netherlands)
  • Relevance of glycine in low protein broiler feeds
    Siegert W. (University of Hohenheim, Germany)
  • Revisiting amino acid nutrition
    Tesseraud S. (INRA, France)
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