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3rd International Equine Science MeetingIESM 2015

Thursday 28th May 2015 – Saturday 30th May 2015  at Nürtingen University

Conference Organizer: Konstanze Krüger University of Applied Science Nuertingen
Assistant Organizers: Birgit Flauger University of Hohenheim
  Iris Bachmann Agroscope, Swiss National Stud Farm
  Knut Krüger webmaster

Sunday 31st May 2015 , Excursion, social day

(visit: Castle Hohenzollern and the State Stud Farm Marbach)

Target group: Biologists, Psychologists, Agricultural Scientists, Veterinarians and Professionals in equine management and training

Key Note Speakers (alphabetic order):

Katherine Albro Houpt

Cornell University

College of Veterinary Medicine

USA

Katherine A. Houpt, VMD, PhD
Voting with head and hooves: environmental preferences of horses
Gisela Kaplan

University of New England,

Professor, School of Science & Technology

Australia

Gisela Kaplan 
Social Animals and Communication, with special reference to horses
Karen McComb

University of Sussex

School of Psychology

Great Britain

Karen McComb
Emotional awareness in horses 
Rupert Palme Vetmeduni, Vienna

Institute for Medical Biochemistry

Austria

Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr.med.vet. Rupert Palme
Non-invasive monitoring of stress hormones for welfare assessment in domestic and wild equids
Jason I. Ransom

 Colorado State University

USA

Jason I Ransom
The influence of social networks and behavior on feral horse demography
Lesley Rogers

University of New England

School of Science & Technology

Australia

Lesley Rogers
Laterality in domestic and feral horses
Daniel Rubenstein

Princeton University

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

USA

Prof. Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Network analysis for equine social systems
 
Machteld van Dierendonck

Ghent University

Veterinary faculty

Belgium

Machteld van Dierendonck (picture  made by Dester van Nunen)
"Out of the box" - innovations and new developments in social housing for horses.
 

 

Concept IESM 2015

The IESM is an international, interdisciplinary conference for equine scientists. The conference aims to advance the dialogue between scientists in the field of psychology, biology, agriculture, and veterinary medicine. All sessions are accompanied by round table discussions.

Contributions on fundamental research in the area of equine cognition, social behaviour, communication and ecology are particularly welcome. This year’s conference will have a special session on “non invasive monitoring” and “housing systems” for equines. With this session we aim to present a broad overview of the research on equine welfare in different housing systems and discuss its practical implementations.

Conference Language: English
Discussion: Round table discussions at the end of each session