ICFAE 2015

8th International congress on Farm Animal Endocrinology

PROGRAM

Thursday August 27

Session 1: ENDOCRINE CONTROL OF METABOLISM
Chair: Helga Sauerwein

8.00-8.10

Welcome and Acknowledgements
Mogens Vestergaard,  Aarhus University

8.10-8.45

Exogenous and endogenous factors influencing lipid and energy metabolism in dairy cows
Björn Kuhla, FBN Dummerstorf, Germany

8.45-9.20

Regulation of nutrient metabolism and immune function in chicken
Mark E Cook, University of Wisconsin, USA

 

 

9.20-9.55

Regulation of skeletal muscle protein synthesis and protein breakdown 
Tracy G. Anthony, Rutgers University, NJ, USA

9.55-10.20

Coffee (Conference center)

10.20-10.55

“Metabolic syndrome" in mammals and birds?
Korinna Huber, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Germany

 

 

10.55-11.30

A survey of the endogenous and exogenous factors influencing the concentrations of adiponectin in body fluids and tissues through all phases of bovine life
Helga Sauerwein, Uni Bonn, Germany

11.30-11.40

Discussion session 1

 

Session 2: THE GUT: NEW CRITICAL CONTROL POINTS FOR ENDOCRINE-IMMUNE-METABOLIC TARGETING
Chair: Ted Elsasser

 11.40-12.15

 The Gut Microbiome as a Virtual Endocrine Organ: Implications for Physiology, Brain and Behaviour
Gerard Clarke, Biosciences Institute, University College Cork, Ireland

12.15-13.00

Lunch (Hotel restaurant)

13.00-13.35

Glucagon-like peptide 2 and its beneficial effects on gut function and health in production animals
Erin E Connor, USDA, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, USA

 

 

13.35-14.10

Adrenomedullin regulates microbiota and intestinal pathophysiology 
Alfredo Martinez, Center for Biomedical Research of La Rioja (CIBIR), Spain

14.10-14.45

Natural bioactives to maintain gut homeostasis
Torres Sweeney, University College Dublin, Ireland

14.45-15.10

Coffee (Conference center)

15.10-15.45

Dietary influence on gut maturation in early postnatal life in pigs 
Thomas Thymann, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

15.45-16.00

Discussion – Session 2

Session 3: ANIMAL HEALTH AND STRESS. CONSEQUENCES AND STRATEGIES
Chair: Jim Sartin

16.00-16.35

Adrenergic and noradrenergic regulation of poultry behavior and production
Rachael Dennis, University of Maryland, USA

 

 

16.35-17.10

A comparison of the equine and bovine pituitary-adrenocortical axis
Han van der Kolk, Swiss Institute for Equine Medicine, University of Bern and Agroscope, Switzerland 

 

 

17.10-17.45

Behavioral and metabolic differences in ewes characterized as high or low cortisol responders
Belinda Henry, Monash University, Australia 

17.45-19.15

Poster session (Conference center)

 

20.00

Conference Dinner (Hotel restaurant)

Friday 28 August

8.00-8.35

Glucocorticoid programming of intrauterine development 
Abigail Fowden, Cambridge University, UK

8.35-9.10

The role of mitochondrial DNA copy number, variants and haplotypes in farm animal developmental outcome 
Justin St. John. Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia

9.10-9.20

Discussion Session 3

9.20-9.40

Coffee (Conference center)

 

Session 4: ENDOCRINE CONTROL OF LACTATION
Chair: Rupert Bruckmaier

 

9.40-10.15

Serotonin regulates calcium transport during lactation 
Laura Hernandez, University of Wisconsin, USA

 

 

10.15-10.50

Effect of trans-10, cis-12 CLA on mammary Lipid Synthesis
Kevin Harvatine, Cornell Univ, NY, USA

10.50-11.05

Supplementation of conjugated linoleic acid during the transition to lactation period improves milk production and reproductive efficiency
Tawny Chandler et al. presented by Heather White, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison

11.05-11.40

Altering prolactin concentrations in sows
Chantal Farmer, AgCanada, Lennoxville, Canada

 

 

11.40-12.15

Quantification of nutrients absorbed, metabolized in the liver, and secreted into milk of lactating sows
Peter Theil, Aarhus Univ, Denmark

12.15-12.25

Discussion session 4

12.25-13.10

Lunch (Hotel restaurant)

Session 5: REPRODUCTION AND HEALTH
Chair: Akio Miyamoto

13.10-13.45

New Concepts of the Central Control of Reproduction, integrating influence of Stress, Metabolic State and Season
Iain Clarke, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

 

 

13.45-14.20

Impact of nutritional programming on growth, health and sexual development of bull calves
Heinrich Bollwein, University of Zurich, Switzerland

 

 

14.20-14.55

Intra-pituitary mechanisms underlying the control of fertility: key players in seasonal breeding
Domingo Tortonese, University of Bristol, UK

14.55-15.15

Coffee (Conference center)

15.15-15.50

Local immune system in oviduct physiology and pathophysiology: Attack or tolerance?
Mohamed Marey, Damanhour University, Egypt

 

 

15.50-16.25

Early pregnancy in the mare: old concepts re-visited
Claudia Klein, University of Calgary, Canada

 

 

16.25-17.00

The deleterious effects and the interaction of mastitis and heat stress on ovarian function in lactating cow: basic and applied aspects
Zvi Roth, The Hebrew University, Israel

17.00-17.10

Discussion session 5

17.10-17.30

Closing and New Organizing Committee

20.00

Dinner (Hotel restaurant)

Posters will be on display both Thursday and Friday

It will be possible to catch a flight Friday evening, if you have to leave.
The post-conference tour takes place Saturday from 08.00 to 17.00.

It will be possible to catch a flight Friday evening, if you have to leave.
The post-conference tour takes place Saturday from 08.00 to 17.00.