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

Free communications: 7th EEHNC Call for abstracts (poster session)

Session: Abstract & Poster presentations (New Procedures and format!)
Call for abstracts

Abstracts should deal with experimental work on 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 the Equine Athlete” is strongly encouraged. A call for abstracts is open until November 10, 2014 (Due to multiple requests we have extended the deadline until December 7, 2014).

Abstract format
To further standardize the contents and review procedure of EEHNC abstracts the 7th EEHNC scientific committee has constructed an adjusted format for abstract submission.

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 may contain a maximum of 375 words / 2000 characters (no spaces). 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, hypothesis/objectives, material and methods, results, conclusions. The use of references is optional but should be minimized. The abstract must be constructed using the following subheadings:

Background: A brief explanation of why the study was performed.

Hypothesis/Objectives (research question): A statement of the principal hypothesis tested/research question addressed in the study, a brief statement of the major objectives, or both. Authors may select one preferred subheading (hypothesis or objectives)

Methods: A concise description of the number of animals used in the study. Including the breed/population from which the animals were drawn and any special animals characteristics (e.g., disease status if relevant). In case of studies not involving animals please specify technique(s)/procedure(s).  A statement of overall study design (e.g., randomized, blinded, placebo- controlled clinical trial; retrospective study) and principal interventions or methods should also be included. The statistical analysis should also be included.

Results: Concise statement of important results including numerical description of critical variables and statement of statistical significance.

Conclusions: A summary of conclusions based on results of the study and statement of nutritional and/or clinical importance of these conclusions for equine science or equine practice. The results should not be restated.

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 a positive advice from independent referees. All authors of accepted abstracts are expected to prepare a poster for the congress.  In addition, 3 abstracts will be selected for oral presentation during the congress program.  One of the selected abstracts for poster presentation will be awarded with the Free Communication award. The author notification date is scheduled January 13, 2015.

We encourage authors to ask a native English speaker to critically review your abstract prior to abstract submission. Unclear writing may lead to immediate rejection of your abstract.

Free Communication Award
The winner of the 7th EEHN free communication award will receive 500 Euro.

 Accepted Abstracts for Poster Sessions

The effects of exercise in hypoxia on certain physiological measures in thoroughbred horses – a pilot study
A Davie, L. Wen, A.Cust, R. Beavers, T. Tsuda and S. Zhou

Glycemic and insulinemic responses of healthy, thoroughbred mares in response to the consumption of commercial horse feeds containing various levels of non-structural carbohydrates
C.M.M. Loos, K.L. Urschel, T. Barnes and D.A. Van Doorn

Managing the stable environment for the equine athlete – improving the hygienic quality of straw bedding
V. Muirhead and M.J.S. Moore-Colyer

Does the consumption of molded feed affect the excretion of anabolic-androgenic steroids in horses?  (Selected for oral presentation)
A. Decloedt, L. Bailly-Chouriberry, Y. Bonnaire and L. Vanhaecke

Immune effects and safety of an oral beta -1,3/1,6-glucans derived from yeast in racehorses. (Selected for oral presentation)
C. Leleu, M. Belloir, J.M. Mainguet, F.O. Roberti-Filho and P.M. Paap

Nutritional practices of performance horse owners
A. Garber and J.A. Murray

Milk thistle extract reduces endotoxin induced effect in vitro
N. Reisinger, S. Schaumberger, S. Hessenberger and G. Schatzmayr

The prevalence of ergot alkaloids and emerging toxins (enniatin and beauvericin) in horse feed stuff
N. Reisinger, P. Kovalsky , V. Starkl, S. Schaumberger, M. Sulyok and U. Hofstetter

Effects of maternal nutrition in late-pregnancy on placental structure and function and the neonatal foal’s response to glucose
M. Robles, P. Peugnet, C. Dubois, L. Wimel, M. Dahirel, D. Guillaume, S. Camous, D. Serteyn, A. Tarrade and P. Chavatte-Palmer

CoQ10 Supplementation during Racehorse Detraining – a pilot study
W.M. Bayly, S.C. Wang, W.J. Werner, R.H. Sides and D.P. Leadon

Digestion of processed cereals in Turkmen Horses fed with a high fiber and a high starch ration using the mobile nylon bag technique
A. Toghdory, N.M. Torbatinejad, T. Ghoorchi and A.M. Gharehbash

The effect of two nutraceuticals on experimentally induced acute synovitis (Selected for oral presentation)
E. Van de Water, M. Oosterlinck, D.A. van Doorn, P.R. van Weeren, N.M. Korthagen and F. Pille

Abstracts are only published in the proceedings booklet and will not become available online