Esdar Conference 2015

26th Annual European AI-Vets Meeting

16-17 September 2015

Wednesday, 16th September

10:00 – 18:00 Registration (lobby of Flamingo Grand Hotel)

12:30 – 13:15 RepVet quick lunch (Corella hall)

13:15 – 16:00 RepVet meeting (Corella hall)

16:00 – 18:00 Qualivet Cattle (Jako hall) / Qualivet Pig (Corella hall)

18:00 – 19:30 Welcome Reception (Ganvie Beach Club Albena)

Thursday, 17th September

8:00 – 18:00 Registration (lobby of Flamingo Grand Hotel)

8:45 – 9:00 Opening (Ara hall)

9:00 – 10:30 Plenary session 1 (Ara hall)

9:00 – 9:30 Update on Animal Health Law. Hans-Peter Schons

9:30-10:00 Predicting fertility – a discussion on the pitfalls of conducting sound fertility research.

Jane Morrell

10:00 – 10:30 Prolonging survival time of spermatozoa in the femal genital tract -
novel insights Sabine Koelle


10:30 – 11:00 Coffee-break and visit to the exhibition (lobby of Ara and Flamingo Grand hall)

11:00-12:30 Cattle Session 1 (Ara hall) Pig Session 1 (Jako hall)
11:00-11:45 Nutrition and bull fertility.
David Kenny
Advantages and disadvantages using different temperature regimes in semen production.
Martin Schulze
11:45-12:30 Non return rates of different batches of young bull semen.
Mona Schwerhoff
Experiences with air filtration for AI centres in relation to PRRS.
Dimitri de Meyer
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Cattle Session 2 Pig Session 2
13:30-14:15 Predictability of fertility of young AI bulls by using different flow cytometric assays and computer assisted motility analysis.
Katrin Wanek
Genome-wide association study for sperm motility in pigs.
Daniele Botelho Diniz
14:15-15:00 Combinations of in vitro assessed semen quality criteria to predict fertility of bull semen.
Eli Sellem
Sperm chromatine integrity - application for boar semen analysis.
Filipe Martinez-Pastor

15:00-15:30 Coffee-break and visit to the exhibition (lobby of Ara and Flamingo Grand hall)

15:30- 17:45 Plenary session 2 and meet the sponsors (Ara hall)

15:30-16:15 Report from RepVet and Qualivet Cattle & Pig

16:15-16:45 Presentation by IMV: Real-time assessment of motility, concentration and
morphology, validation of the IVOS II semen analyzer
A. Camus, A. F. Gonzales Serrano

16:45-17:45 Meet the sponsors

Presentation by Minitube: New products and research at Minitube.
Ana Kassens

Presentation by Microptic: Sperm morphometrics and determination
of normal sperm morphology in domestic animal species using the
SCA CASA system. Gerhard Van der Horst

19:00-22:00 EU AI-Vets Dinner (Bailando Restaurant, Flamingo Grand Hotel)