Hosted by Marwell Wildlife, United Kingdom, 18-20 January 2019

The 10th European Zoo Nutrition Conference will be hosted by Marwell Zoo in the United Kingdom, January 17-20, 2019. The conference is a joint organisation by the EAZA Nutrition Group and Marwell Wildlife. Due to space availability most of the conference activities will take place at the Marwell Hotel, which is adjacent to the zoo.  The biennial European Zoo Nutrition Conference is usually attended by around 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 will be preceded by an optional one-day EAZA Academy workshop which will take place on the 17th of January. 

Marwell Zoo is a large zoo spanning over 140 acres with around 130 species of animals. Due to its location and space availability the zoo has historically always specialized in hoofstock species and still keeps herds of various species in its sizable paddocks. Furthermore there are a number of species of large carnivore, birds and small primates. The recently opened tropical house also provides a home for a variety of bird species as well as reptiles, amphibians and mammals. The zoo is open 363 days of the year, and in winter the opening hours to the public are between 10am and 4pm. Of course for those attending the workshop special arrangements will be made outside of opening hours where needed. The zoo is located between Winchester and Southampton in the south of the United Kingdom.

You can download the EZNC19 Abstract book by clicking here

  Early bird (until 01-11-18) Regular
Full conference €250 €290
Daily fee €95 €110


Please take notice of the EAZA cancellation policy:

  • If you cancel more than four weeks before the event starts you will be reimbursed the full registration fee minus €50,- handling charges.
  • If you cancel less than four weeks before the event starts you will be charged 25% of the fees.
  • If you cancel less than two weeks before the event starts you will be charged 50% of the fees.
  • Cancellations one week prior to the event will not be refunded.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your cancellation for the Academy course/10th European Zoo Nutrition Conference is confirmed by the EAZA Academy or EAZA Office respectively.


The following speakers have been confirmed:

  • Frances Baines – UVB and Vitamin D3: If all our animals need full spectrum lighting, how can we provide it?
  • Neil Forbes - Practical Raptor Nutrition - how, why and when it goes wrong and how to avoid the pitfalls
  • Andrea Fidgett - Feeding the roar and ending extinction – how zoo nutrition serves San Diego Zoo Global
  • Shannon Livingstone – The past, present and future of animal nutrition at Walt Disney World
  • Susan Lanham-New
  • Andrew Kitchener
  • Sven Seiffert – Ten years of browse provision at ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo: What have we learned and where are we going?

In case of questions about registrations please contact mirko.marseille@eaza.net. If you have any queries regarding the programme, accommodation or transport please contact ollies@marwell.org.uk.

Rough conference schedule

Date Time Programme
Thu 17 January 09:00-17:00 Optional EAZA Academy Workshop
  18:00-20:00 Conference Icebreaker
Fri 18 January 09:00-17:00 Scientific and poster sessions
Sat 19 January 09:00-17:00 Zoo visit and practical demonstrations, scientific sessions
  18:00-22:00 Conference Dinner
Sun 20 January 09:00-13:00 Scientific sessions


Click here for the final conference programme

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Please meet the following companies that will give a short presentation during the online European Zoo Nutrition Conference :

granovit 400 laurent 400
zoo profis 400   Kasper Foods 250
 kiezebrink 400