Hosted by Liberec Zoo, Czech Republic, 26-29 January 2017

The 9th European Zoo Nutrition Conference was hosted by ZOO Liberec in Czech Republic, January 26-29, 2017. This biennial conference has been attended by 130 delegates from about 20 countries, representing zoo nutritionists, veterinarians, curators, animal keepers, staff and students from higher education institutes and private individuals. The conference is a major event for information exchange between individuals involved in zoo animal nutrition in Europe. The conference was preceded by an optional one-day EAZA Academy workshop on the feeding and formulation of preformulated diets. 

The conference was a joint organisation by the EAZA Nutrition Group and the host, ZOO Liberec.

Please click here to see the final programme

Conference Schedule

Date Time Programme
Thu 26 Jan 09:00-17:00 Optional EAZA Academy Workshop: Preformulated diets: feeding and formulation
  18:00-20:00 Conference Icebreaker
Fri 27 Jan 09:00-17:00 Scientific and poster sessions
Sat 28 Jan 09:00-17:00 Zoo visit and practical demonstrations, scientific sessions
  18:00-22:00 Conference Dinner
Sun 29 Jan 09:00-13:00 Scientific sessions
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Pre-conference EAZA Academy course

Preformulated Diets: Feeding and Formulation (Thursday 26 January: 0900-1700)

The EAZA Academy course 'Preformulated Diets: Feeding and Formulation' is aimed at zoo staff with responsibility for nutrition and animal diets, academics working in the field of zoo animal nutrition, anyone with an interest in the field. 

The aim of the course is to provide a practical and theoretical explanation of the use of preformulated diets for zoo animal species. The course will enable participants to make informed choices about their use of preformulated diets, and to understand how to work with manufacturers to create appropriate diet options. 

The tutors are:

  • Prof. Dr. Annette Liesegang, Institute of Animal Nutrition, Universität Zürich;
  • Prof. dr. ir. Geert Janssens, Department of Nutrition, Genetics and Ethology, Universiteit Gent;
  • Prof. Dr. Marcus Clauss, Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife, Universität Zürich;
  • Other experienced members of the Nutrition Working Group

The fee for attending the course is for EAZA members €100. Non-EAZA members pay €125. 

More information about the course can be found here. Registration for this Academy course as well as for the Nutrition conference can be completed by following this link. If you want to attend the Academy course please indicate as such in your registration.

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