STARCH AND SUGARS IN HORSE NUTRITION: COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS, REALITIES AND PERSPECTIVES?
Three days focused on starch and sugars
The impact of starch and sugars in the equine nutrition will be at the core of all presentations. This theme will be decline through complementary workshops and conferences to provide both scientific and practical insights for everyone.
27 November 2024
28 November 2024
29 November 2024
Illustration of digestion, health and performance monitoring methods for research and practice.
Up-to-date knowledge through conferences by guest experts and poster sessions.
Practical presentations of starch and sugars processing techniques, food and ecosystem analyses, etc.
Lab To Field Research Center
University of Burgundy
University of Burgundy
Guided tour of Dijon
Day 1 : Pratical workshops
On the first day, Lab To Field will be opening the doors of its research centre specialized in the relationship between nutrition, health and performance in horses. Practical and clinical workshops will be organised to present studying and monitoring methods on horses, specifically focusing on the impact of starch and sugars on health, digestion, metabolism, performance, and more …
Provisional themes for Day 1
Diversity of feed ingredients for horses: What is the carbohydrate profile? Where to find key information? How to use it for rationing?
Tools for assessing energy metabolism during performance
depending on the energy source
Effect of carbohydrate sources on gastric digestion and health
Impact of starch on intestinal parasites in horses
Starch and large intestine health:
What diagnosis can be made using faecal and blood tests and imaging?
how to detect energy metabolism disorders?
Day 2 : Conferences
The second day aims to provide an overview of scientific knowledge and perspectives on the uses and effects of starch and sugars in equine nutrition. This day will be dedicated to conferences delivered by international researchers, who will share their expertise on the subject. Posters will be presented during a session organized to exhibit innovative work related to the conference theme.
Provisional themes for Day 2, pending validation by the speakers
Introduction – Starch and sugars in equine nutrition: a common concern
Samy Julliand (Lab To Field)
Carbohydrates in forages: is it a concern ?
Starch and sugars: what do humans believe?
Alice Monier Torrente (Horse Development)
Starch and sugars: what do horses perceive ?
Do horses have a ‘sweet’ tooth?
Dr Andrea Ellis (UNEQUI Ltd)
Starch and large intestine health: can standards be updated?
Pr Véronique Julliand (UMR PAM) / Dr Pauline Grimm (Lab To Field)
Energy metabolism disorders associated
with starch of sugars intake in horses
Dr Erica Macon (Texas A&M University)
Day 3 : Technical workshops
The third day will focus on technical workshops, held in laboratories and research centres specialised on food. Based on the illustrations presented during the workshops, perspectives will be opened up on various themes: food processes for adapting foods, biochemical analyses of interest, in vitro studies, etc.
Provisional themes for Day 3
Technological processes for processing starch
in equine feeds
Laboratory analysis to measure the impact of starch and sugars
on the digestive ecosystem
Biochemical analysis of carbohydrates in feed:
obligations and informative analyses
Good practices to limit accidental doping
from cereals and sugar-rich products
Techniques for the evaluation of in vitro fermentation
on complex ecosystems
Case studies: how to study the effect of starch on the host?