Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Werner Knöss, the local organizer of the GA-Congress 2021, the GA-networking group on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products in Animal Healthcare and Veterinary Medicine was invited to organize again a Pre-Congress Symposium, for the first time and for pandemic reasons online. To bring together, at least virtually, practitioners, scientists and industry in our field is the idea of our networking group and in particular of the symposium.
The symposium will cover following aspects:
- animal self-medication
- ethnoveterinary medicine
- veterinary pharmacology of medicinal plants
- science and practice of veterinary phytotherapy
- clinical, in vivo and in vitro research with medicinal plants or natural products for animals
- feed additives and animal health care products based on plants rich in phytochemicals
Due to the missing possibility of personally deepened discussions during breaks, the scheduled program includes this year only keynote lectures. In addition, the animal related posters of the main congress will be presented during the Pre-Congress Symposium. A virtual international industrial exhibition with companies presenting herbal feed additives, veterinary drugs and phytogenic health care products for animals will be held.
In addition to the Pre-Congress Symposium a plenary lecture of the main congress focus on our topic: Frederik Provenza will answer the question: After 10,000 Years of Domestication, Can Livestock Still Self-Medicate? We will also have further contributions like short lectures and posters within the main congress.
The Pre-Congress Symposium can be booked alone or in addition to the main congress.
You will find further information on the congress here.
You can download the Veterinary Workshop Program here.