Dates: 09/09/2021 - 11/09/2021

Location: Vila Real, Portugal

Our 25th Anniversary of the ESVCN Congress !! 9th -11th September 2021. 8th September Welcome Evening. 11th September Afternoon Post Conference Tour Abstract Deadline EXTENDED 1st April 2021 The 25th ESVCN Congress 2021 is currently planned to be a full live meeting in Portugal from the 9th-11th September 2021 and we hope to all see you there. This year the Congress will be located in UTAD, Vila Real-Portugal and will focus on comparative nutrition of companion, farm, zoo and wild animals. Abstract Submissions will open in January, with the submission deadline is the 15th March 2021. We may be compelled to take the decision to revert to a full online meeting, due to ongoing COVID19 disruptions. We will confirm the final format of the meeting by end of May 2021. Submitted abstracts may be retracted, if necessary, following the announcement of a change in meeting format.

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Congress Venue

The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) is delighted to invite you to participate in the 25th Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN).

The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, UTAD, is a public university located in the north-eastern city of Vila Real, Portugal. It became a public university in 1986, although its history also includes a   heritage received from its predecessor, the Vila Real Polytechnic Institute, created in 1973. UTAD's motto is “Scientia et Labore Omnia Adipiscere”, which translates to “find science and toil”. This is in keeping with the university's dedication to expanding scientific knowledge and developing technology in order to respond to global, national and regional problems.

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Abstract Submissions - Deadline EXTENDED 1st APRIL 2021

We will ask all authors to prepare a recorded presentation of their accepted submission (Oral & Poster) irrelevant of the Congress format. 

Abstract Instructions Submission Link (log into your easychair first, then click on the link)

Abstracts submitted, reviewed and accepted last year, but withdrawn due to format, will be automatically brought forward to this year unless you inform us to permanently withdraw - you do not need to resubmit. 

Programme Outline

Travel and Accommodation

Vila Real is a town in the northeast of Portugal, located in a hilly landscape, clinging to a headland far above the Corgo River. In the countryside, beyond the City limits, you can visit: the mountain ranges of the Alvão Natural Park, or Bisalhães, a village that produces black clay pottery awarded UNESCO immaterial cultural heritage or the eerie ruins of a Roman sacrificial altar in Santuário de Panóias.


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