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32nd International Symposium Animal Science Days

Welcome to the 32nd International Symposium Animal Science Days 2024

Dear colleagues, researchers, students, experts,
Dear friends,

Welcome to the 32nd International Symposium Animal Science Days 2024 (ASD 2024) in Oberaichwald near Faaker See, Carinthia, Austria, which will take place from 2 to 4 October 2024.

The conference will feature keynote speakers, inspiring oral and poster presentations selected from participants' submissions, and an exhibition of sponsors. A field trip and a half-day course on crossbreeding is also planned.

The ASD Symposium is an annual meeting with the aim to create a platform for Central and Eastern European colleagues and for interested academics and professionals from around the globe in the field of Animal Sciences to exchange ideas and to enable efficient collaboration. We particularly focus on promoting the new generation of young researchers, scientists and experts. Launched in 1993 with three participating countries, the consortium now includes 8 universities from Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia.

The impact of this regional meeting of researchers and faculty members from eight universities was also recognized by the European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP), whose goal is to improve knowledge and dissemination of research results in farm animal science. Therefore, ASD 2024 is organised under the patronage of the EAAP.

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About us

Participating universities:
University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Animal Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia
Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek, Osijek, Croatia
BOKU University, Vienna, Austria
University of Padua, Padua, Italy
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Hungarian University of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Hungary
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Nitra, Slovakia

 

Organizing Committee:
Birgit Fürst-Waltl
Johann Sölkner
Werner Zollitsch
Peter Dovč
Radovan Kasarda
Sarah-Joe Burn
Michaela Bürtlmair
Wilhelm Knaus
Daniela Kottik
Gábor Mészáros
Sarah Zinggl

Scientific Committee:
Martino Cassandro, Italy
Gulio Cozzi, Italy
Ino Čurik, Croatia
Peter Dovč, Slovenia
Birgit Fürst-Waltl, Austria
Radovan Kasarda, Slovakia
Wilhelm Knaus, Austria
Ivona Djurkin Kušec, Croatia
Vladimir Margeta, Croatia
István Nagy, Hungary
Krešimir Salajpal, Croatia
Johann Sölkner, Austria
Nina Moravčíková, Slovakia
Luboš Vostrý, Czech Republic
Silvo Žgur, Slovenia
Minja Zorc, Slovenia

 

Contacts:
Michaela Bürtlmair, asd2024(at)boku.ac.at, tel.: +43 1 47654-93200

Please note:
Registration, abstract submission and organizing accommodation must be done in three separate steps.

 

Previous ASD Symposiums

31st International Symposium Animal Science Days
September 20-22, 2023
Lipica, Slovenia

30th International Symposium Animal Science Days The challenges of animal science in times of climate change
September 21-23, 2022
Zadar, Croatia

29th International Symposium Animal Science Days
September 15-17, 2021
Gödöllő, Hungary

28th International Symposium Animal Science Days
Future Perspectives in Animal Production
September 23-25, 2020
Padova, Italy (virtually via the Zoom platform due to the uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic)

27th International Symposium Animal Science Days
September 18-20, 2019
Prague, Czech Republic

26th International Symposium Animal Science Days
September 26-28, 2018
Piešťany, Slovakia

25th International Symposium Animal Science Days
September 20 – 22, 2017
Brandlucken, Austria

24th International Symposium Animal Science Days
September 21-23, 2016
Ptuj, Slovenia

23th International Symposium Animal Science Days
21-24 September, 2015
Brijuni, Croatia

22nd International Symposium Animal Science Days
Septeber 16-19, 2014
Keszthely, Hungary

21st International Symposium Animal Science Days
18-20 September, 2013
Padova, Italy

20th International Symposium Animal Science Days
19-21 September, 2012
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

19th International Symposium Animal Science Days
Quadrilateral collaboration in animal science as a perspective for improvement of education and production
September 19-23, 2011
Primošten, Croatia

18th International Symposium Animal Science Days
Possibilities and Delimitations of Extensive Animal Husbandry
September 21-24, 2010
Kaposvár University, Faculty of Animal Science, Hungary

17th International Symposium Animal Science Days
Priorities for the European Animal Production in a Global Market
September 15-18, 2009
Abano Terme, Padova, Italy

16th International Symposium Animal Science Days
Sustainable Farm Animal Breeding
September 17-19, 2008
Strunjan, Slovenia

15th International Symposium Animal Science Days
Recent Advances and Future Priorities of Animal Product Quality in EU
September 19-21 2007
Rectorate – Aula Magna, Osijek, Croatia

14th International Symposium Animal Science Days
Future Trends of Research on Food Quality and Safety
October 11-13, 2006
Hotel Palota, Lillafured, Hungary

13th International Symposium Animal Science Days
Husbandry, Food and Environment
September 12-15, 2005
Agropolis, Padova, Italy

12th International Symposium Animal Science Days
Animal Production According to Ecological, Ethological and Ethical Norms
September 2-4, 2004
Bled, Slovenia

11th International Symposium Animal Science Days
Competitiveness of Livestock Production During the Process of the EU Integration
September 23-26, 2003
Hotel Pical, Poreč, Croatia

10th International Symposium Animal Science Days
Environment friendly and EU conform animal husbandry
October 16-18 2002
Pecs, Hungary

9th International Symposium Animal Science Days
Meat and Milk Production in the Future
October 3-5, 2001
Radenci, Slovenia

8th International Symposium Animal Science Days
Animal Products and Human Health
September 20-22, 2000
Osijek, Croatia

7th International Symposium Animal Science Days
The Present Situation and Tasks to be Accomplished in Animal Production Prior to Entry Into EU
September 15-17, 1999
Hotel Jogar, Balatonfoldvar, Hungary

6th International Symposium Animal Science Days
Quality Adjustment of Animal Production and Products to the EU Standards
September 16–18, 1998
Portorož, Slovenia

5th International Symposium Animal Science Days
September 17-19,1997
Opatija, Croatia

4th Inernational Symposium Animal Science Days
Animal production, Healthy Nutrition, Environment
September 8-10, 1996
Kaposvar, Hungary

3th International Symposium Animal Science Days
Perspectives in the Production of Various Kinds of Meat
September 26-29, 1995
Bled, Slovenia

2nd International Symposium Animal Science Days
Actual Problems in Development of Livestock Production
September 21-23, 1994
Rovinj, Coratia

1st International Symposium Animal Science Days
Grading of Animal Product
1993
Kaposvar, Hungary

Venue/Accommodation

Naturel Hotels & Resorts Dorf SCHÖNLEITN ****
Dorfstraße 26
9582 Oberaichwald
Austria
Tel. +43 5 023 84
Email: info(at)naturelhotels.com

Virtual tours:
Interactive plan
Meeting rooms

ASD 2024 conditions:

€ 104 pp/night (single)
€ 86 pp/night (double)
€ 67 pp/night (triple or quadruple)
From 2-4 persons - 2 separate rooms
Excl. tax, approx. € 2.20/pp/day
Alternatively, a more luxurious variant is available: Deluxe Suite € 166 pp with own sauna

Included: Breakfast, wellness and fitness facilities, wifi; transfer from railway station Villach or Faaker See (please arrange with Hotel)

For cancellation policy please see www.naturelhotels.com/en/condtions-terms/

Rooms are only guaranteed until 2nd May 2024 – so please make reservations as soon as possible

Please contact the Hotel for room reservations via info(at)naturelhotels.com and indicate “BOKU”

Registration

Symposium registration fee:  220 EUR until July 31, 2024
                                              300 EUR from August 1, 2024

The registration fee includes:
•     Participation in the symposium program
•     Symposium materials
•     Coffee breaks
•     Poster Sessions incl. lunch
•     Scientific summary and dinner on Thursday, October 3, 2024
•     Field trip (self-drive or carpool)

Course on crossbreeding registration fee: 25 EUR until July 31, 2024
The fee includes:
•     Participation in the course
•     Coffee break

Please transfer the registration fee to the following account:

NOTE: if an invoice is needed, please contact asd2024(at)boku.ac.at BEFORE transfering the registration fee!

Bank name: Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien    
Bank Address: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Raiffeisenplatz 1, 1020 Wien  
Account Number: 09300500512
Reference: 7932015937     
IBAN: AT50 3200 0093 0050 0512        
SWIFT Code: RLNWATWWXXX     
    
Account Holder: Universität für Bodenkultur   
Address: Gregor Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Wien      
VAT Number: ATU16285008       
 
Details of payment: Registration fee / ASD2024 / participant's name and surname
Please download and complete the REGISTRATION FORM (.pdf) and return it by email to asd2024(at)boku.ac.at

For authors

Call for submissions


Abstract submission is required, while paper submission is optional. Further information regarding paper options will follow.

Abstracts should be sent to: asd2024(at)boku.ac.at as MS Word file (.docx) prepared according to the template for an abstract (please name it “Lastname_ASD2024.docx”).

The deadline for abstract submission July 15th. All abstracts will be published in the electronic book of abstracts of the symposium.

The ASD Scientific Committee reserves the right to return abstracts for revision if they do not conform to the form specified in the template. Please note that presenters with accepted abstracts are expected to register and pay for their attendance to the symposium.

Scientific program

Under construction

(Very) Short Course, 1.10.2024

Genetics of Crossbreeding
Hans Sölkner, Negar Khayatzadeh

Background
Crossbreeding is very frequently practiced in livestock populations, either producing terminal crosses or forming composite breeds. Still, the genetic mechanisms causing hybrid effects (heterosis) are not well understood. This short course aims to provide some basic understanding of how to find levels of crossbreeding from genomic data and to estimate and map heterosis effects with data produced in crossbreeding experiments as well as from composite breeds.

Contents
Use of high throughput genomic data for predicting levels of crossbreeding/admixture
-> global admixture
-> local admixture
Heterosis: what it is and why it is important in livestock breeding
-> Concept of dominance and epistatic loss
-> Terminal crossbreds vs composite breeds
Estimation of heterosis effects (breed additive, dominance and epistatic)
-> Pedigree based approach: Effect coding done from types of crosses (Guinea pigs from Peru)
-> Genomic approach: effect coding from breed ancestry of SNP (Swiss Fleckvieh)
Mapping genes responsible for heterosis
-> Examples from maize and rice
-> Results from Swiss Fleckvieh
-> Data from advanced intercross lines of chicken

 

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