Abstract and Full Paper Instructions

Abstract Instructions

Abstracts should be written in English and should be no longer than 500 words. The text should be copied in plain text into the web site submission system. The abstract title should be no longer than 50 words, and should clearly indicate the nature of the paper. The author’s affiliation should include the name of the organization and its country. The corresponding author should also include the contact e-mail address. The abstract must represent original work and should be as informative as possible. Conclusions must be supported by data.

The body of the abstract should be ordered as follows:

  • Objectives
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any error in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author. Once the abstract has been submitted, modified or deleted, the corresponding author will automatically receive an acknowledgement of receipt, modification or cancellation (by email). Abstracts cannot be withdrawn after the abstract submission deadline. The presenting author is responsible for giving the oral or poster presentations if the abstract is accepted. Correspondence regarding the abstracts such as confirmation of submission, notification of acceptance or rejection and instructions for presentation will only be sent to the corresponding author. It is his/her responsibility to forward the information to all co-authors. The presenting author is required to register for the Congress and pay the registration fee as a condition of presenting the paper.

Abstract Submission:

Text (Word) file name should include the author’s name

Send to csilla.tothova@uvlf.sk

Final Close of abstracts: February 12, 2017


Abstract example

Effects of subcutaneously injected Ca Cu EDTA on reproductive performance in New Zealand dairy cows

Hawkins, D

Franklin Vets, Waiuku, New Zealand

Objectives: To determine the effect of a single 200 mg treatment administered 10 days prior to mating start date (MSD) on reproductive performance in New Zealand dairy cows.

Methods: In seven dairy herds from throughout New Zealand cows were stratified by age and calving date and then randomly assigned to either treatment or control groups. Treatment cows were injected S/C with 200 mg Cu 10 days prior to mating start date (MSD). Control cows received no treatment. Oestrus detection and artificial inseminations were carried out for ≥24 days from MSD. Pregnancy diagnosis was performed at 12 weeks following MSD. The percentage of cows inseminated in the 21 days after MSD (21-day submission rate; n=2,022) and cows pregnant after 21 or 28 days (21- and 28-day pregnancy rates; n=2520) was determined. This study was funded by International Animal Health Products LTD.

Results: Compared with Control cows, treating with 200 mg Cu 10 days before MSD reduced 21-day submission (78 vs. 75%; p=0.04) and 21-day pregnancy rates (47 vs. 43%; p=0.03). For 28-day pregnancy rates there was a farm by treatment interaction (p=0.02), with a negative effect observed on some, but not other, farms. The decrease in farm pregnancy rates were not always matched by proportional decreases in submission rates. Interval from calving and age were positively associated with submission and pregnancy rates.

Conclusions: Injection of 200 mg Ca Cu EDTA 10 days prior to mating had a negative effect on submission and pregnancy rates. The variability in submission rates compared to pregnancy rates suggests that more than one mechanism may be responsible for the observed effects. Further study is required to determine a safe treatment to mating interval and the mechanism by which adverse impacts occur. Although 200 mg of Cu as Ca Cu EDTA is an effective supplement, determining the necessity for, and the timing of, parenteral Cu supplementation is imperative to avoid negative impacts on herd reproductive performance.


Full Paper Instructions

Full Paper submission is voluntary.

The English manuscript should not exceed maximum 4 standard pages (max 3 000 words) including references, but excluding title page, tables and figures. All pages should be numbered, with 2.5 cm margins and 1.0 spacing throughout. The text should be in Times New Roman with size 12.

Short but informative full title (small letters, without abbreviations, Latin names in italics). Whole names of authors (first names, middle and last names) and affiliation of each author, full postal address(es) of the institution(s) where the work was carried out; name, address, telephone, and E-mail of the corresponding author

Abstract: no longer than 250 words

Keywords: max 6 words

Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements

Tables: each table must be headed by a self-explanatory title (without abbreviations) and numbered consecutively; all tables must be referred to in text as Table 1, etc.


Examples how to write citations: Linden (1999), Linden and Harewood (1998), Linden et al. (1998), Linden et al. (1998b), (Linden et al. 1998, 1999; Harewood and McGowan 2005)

List of References

  1. Journal: Cox EF, Box XS, Fox Z 1996: Science does make sense. J Physiol 234: 123-126.
  2. Book: Fox VK 1986: Methods in Enzymology. Academic Press, London, 243 p.
  3. Chapters in book: Mock MS 1996: Structure of enzymes. In: Fox VK (Ed.): Methods in Enzymology. Academic Press, London, pp. 233-248.
  4. Internet source: Statistical Guidelines. J Vet Internal Med Web site. Available at: www.acvim.org/wwwfp/jvim/statguide.htm. Last modified August 9, 2000. Accessed September 12, 2001.

Effects of organic zinc supplementation in weaned calves

Sylva Dresler1, Josef Illek2, Ladislav Zeman1

1Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Agronomy, Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production, Brno, Czech Republic

2University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Large Animal Clinical Laboratory, Brno, Czech Republic

Abstract: The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of organic zinc supplementation in calves on serum zinc (Zn) concentrations, selected metabolic profile indicators and serum immunoglobulin (Ig) concentrations. The trial included 2 groups (n = 10) of weaned fem.


Text (Word) file name should include the author’s name

Send to csilla.tothova@uvlf.sk

Final Close of full paper: April 1, 2017