Free communications: Call for abstracts (poster session) & Accepted abstracts

Session: Poster presentations
Abstracts should deal with experimental work about equine nutrition or with cases providing novel insights or hypotheses, with relevance to equine health or performance. The submission of abstracts dealing with the congress theme “Feeding for gastrointestinal health” is highly encouraged.  Length of the abstract should not exceed 300 Words. The abstract should be delivered as a Word® document. Page margins should be set at 2.5 cm from the left margin, 2.5 cm from the right margin, 2.5 cm from the top and 2.5 cm from the bottom. All texts should be prepared in Times (New Roman) with font size 12. The abstract titles should be printed in bold and with font size 14.  Please, follow this example for lay-out (the abstract should include a title, authors, affiliations, research question, material and methods, main results, main conclusion and/or discussion points). The use of references is optional. A call for abstracts is open till November 15, 2012.

General procedures, terms and conditions
An accepted abstract in the open session, submitted before the submission deadline, earns one reduced entry fee of 50% for the congress (this is only valid for the first 10 accepted abstracts; the reduction is not valid for the congress dinner). Please submit your abstract by sending it to: After submission, a notification of acceptance will be sent following positive judgment by independent referees. Authors of accepted abstracts are expected to prepare a poster for the congress. Authors will not present their work orally, but the organization will also request to provide a brief standardized PowerPoint presentation that will be used during the plenary discussion of the posters during the open session.  During that session, any question raised by the congress participants will be tackled. The author notification date is scheduled January 11 (postponed 1 day, 2013.

Poster Award
The organization will award the best Poster with 500 Euro.

Accepted Abstracts

The folowing abstract titles have been accepted for the poster session of the 6th EEHNC:

  • Fecal and cecal pH in horses fed pelleted barley by Jensen, R.B., Austbø, D. and A.-H. Tauson
  • Parenteral nutrition for hypertriglyceridemic horses with gastrointestinal disorders - partial results by Lima D.P. and C.B. Belli
  • Influence of mycotoxins (deoxynivalenol, fumonisin B1, zearalenone and ergovaline) on lamellar separation in cultivated hoof explants by Reisinger, N., Schaumberger, S. and G. Schatzmayr
  • Bacterial population of the equine hindgut revealed by 454 pyrosequencing by Dougal, K., Harris, P.A., Girdwood, S., Pinloche, E., de la Fuente G. and C.J. Newbold
  • The effect of 5 different wetting treatments on the microbial concentration in hay for horses byTaylor, J.L.E. and M.J.S. Moore-Colyer
  • Dietary management to improve the gastrointestinal health of the donkey by Burden, F.A. and N.A. Stradling
  • Gas production during in vitro fermentation of hay and starch differs between faecal inocula from healthy and laminitic-prone horses when incubated with or without live yeast (NCYC Sc47) by Hale, C. and A. Hemmings
  • Effect of different degrees of caloric restriction on AOPPs and AGEs formation in healthy obese ponies byValle, E., Bruynsteen, L., Odetti, P., Borghi, R., Pacini, D., Traverso, N. and M. Hesta
  • Fermentation characteristics of cereal grains in batch cultures containing mixed cecal microorganisms and Megasphaera elsdenii by Alvarado-Gilis, C., Aperce, C., Jones, J., Douthit, T. and J. Drouillard
  • Effects of virginiamycin and Megasphaera elsdenii on fermentation of maize starch or oligofructan by Salmans, K., Douthit, T., Aperce, C., Alvarado-Gilis, C., Jones, J. and J. Drouillard
  • Methane production in warmblood ponies fed either a roughage or a roughage plus concentrate ration by Dansen, O., Pellikaan, W.F., Hendriks, W.H., Dijkstra, J., Jacobs, M.P.T.,  Everts, H. and D. A. Van Doorn
  • The effect of live yeast culture supplementation on fibrolytic and saccharolytic bacterial populations in the faeces of horses fed a high-fibre or high-starch diet by Brown, S., Hastie, P., O’ Shaughnessy, P., Waggett, B., Warren, H. and J.A. Murray
  • Serum IgE levels and feed allergy provocation tests in healthy Shetland ponies by De Spiegeleer, A., Lefère, L., Van Doorn, D.A. and M. Hesta
  • In vitro measured enteric methane production in warmblood ponies receiving a roughage only or a roughage-concentrate diet by Jacobs, M.P.T., Dijkstra, J., Dansen, O., Van Doorn, D.A., Hendriks, W.H. and W.F. Pelikaan
Abstracts are only published in the proceedings booklet and will not become available online