2015
International Congress on Farm Animal Endocrinology

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Session 1: ENDOCRINE CONTROL OF METABOLISM

Welcome and Acknowledgements

  Mogens Vestergaard, Aarhus University

 

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

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

Regulation of skeletal muscle protein synthesis and protein breakdown

Tracy G. Anthony, Rutgers University, NJ, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Session 3: ANIMAL HEALTH AND STRESS. CONSEQUENCES AND STRATEGIES

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

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

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

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

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

Session 4: ENDOCRINE CONTROL OF LACTATION

Serotonin regulates calcium transport during lactation

Laura Hernandez, University of Wisconsin, USA

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

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

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

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