RAU hosted European veterinary conference

The RAU hosted the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition Congress (ESVCN) last week, Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 September 2017.

The ESVCN Congress 2017 brought together industry professionals, vets, and academics from across the nutrition discipline, for a series of talks on key areas of equine and animal nutrition. Delegates had the opportunity to participate in a series of dynamic discussions on the nutrition of species across the animal kingdom. It provided those interested in the feeding and management of horses to come together and exchange knowledge and translate research findings into practice.

Dr Meriel Moore-Colyer, Director of Research at the RAU, said: “We’re very pleased to have been hosting this international conference, especially as this is the first time that it’s been held in UK. The ESVCN Congress will enable knowledge exchange between practitioners and researchers within nutrition, and we’re very excited to be a part of this. We had a very stimulating conference, and relished the opportunity to work together towards our common goal to improve nutrition across all species.”

The RAU offers a number of undergraduate equine courses: BSc (Hons) Applied Equine Science and Business, BSc (Hons) Bloodstock and Performance Management, and BSc (Hons) International Equine and Agricultural Business Management, as well as postgraduate research opportunities within a number of areas of equine science, including genetics, behaviour, and nutrition. The RAU is also launching a new Foundation Degree in Animal Science for 2018 entry.