11.00 - 13.00

Veterinary academy museum tour

For board members

13:30 - 15:30

ESDAR Board meeting

How you transform your business technolog consumer habits industry dynamics change. Find out from those leading the charge. How you change - depends on you.

20.00 - 23.00

Welcome reception

Milano restaurant, Holiday Inn, 2nd floor

08.50 - 09.10

Opening Session

09.10 - 10.30

Plenary session 1

09.10 - 09.40

Keynote lecture 1

Anne Navarrete Santos (Germany)

Embryo-maternal interactions in early pregnancy: What can we learn from the diabetic rabbit model?

09.40 - 10.30

Keynote lecture 2:

Claudio Oliviero (Finland)

How does the large litter challenge the immune system in the pig

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 - 12.00

Oral communications I (for young scientists)

Oral communications I (for young scientists)

YSC 1 Collagens and DNA methyltransferases in mare endometrosis (J. Alpoim-Moreira)

YSC 2 Effect of permeable cryoprotectant- free vitrification on DNA fragmentation of equine oocyte cumulus cells (B. Pereira)

YSC 3 Effect of vaspin on granulosa cells proliferation in Large White pigs, an in vitro study (P. Kurowska)

YSC 4 Red- light photostimulation increases the rhythm of O2 consumption in refrigerated boar sperm (J. Rodríguez-Gil)

YSC 5 Effects of in vivo inhibition of PTGS2/ COX2 on the early canine corpus luteum (CL) transcriptome profile (M. Tavares Pereira

YSC 6 Relationship between DNA fragmentation dynamics of stallion sperm and vitrification success (C. Consuegra)

YSC 7 Glutathione and seminal plasma supplemented prior cryopreservation increase viable ram spermatozoa population with non- hyperactivated motility (M. Nikolovski) YSC 8 Comparison between donkey sperm vitrification and conventional freezing using non- permeable cryoprotectants (M. Diaz-Jimenez)

YSC 9 Chromosome synapsis and recombination in rams heterozygous for Robertsonian translocation distinguishing the domestic sheep Ovis aries and the argali Ovis ammon (T. Bikchurina)

YSC 10 Seasonal- related ros level and sperm quality in unfrozen and frozen stallion semen (B. Mislei)

12.00 - 12.15

Sponsor session

12.15 - 13.15

Oral communications II (4x4 OC’s)

Oral communications session 1 (andrology)

1.1: Activation and course of apoptosis in cat spermatozoa isolated from testis, epididymis and vas deferens (R. Faundez et al. - Poland)

1.2: Canine sperm cells express aquaporin-8, but not aquaporin-2 (C. Santiago et al. - Spain)

1.3: Impact of oral clomiphene citrate administration on prostatic volume and plasmatic testosterone concentrations in male beagles (S. Egyptien et al. - Belgium) 1.4: Modulating effects of drone milk on male rabbit reproductive structures in vitro (E. Tvrdá et al. - Slovakia)

Oral communications session 2 (behaviour)

2.1: The impact of fostering strategies on the growth performance of piglets from large litters (R. Muns et al. - UK)

2.2: Characteristics of the oestrous cycle, pregnancy and anestrus of red deer (Cervus elaphus) assessed by progesterone and 17beta- estradiol profiles in blood and feces (A. Korzekwa et al. - Poland)

2.3: Reproductive behaviour and variations in harem size as affected by the age synthesis of an isolated red deer (Cervus elaphus) population (G. Vatzias et al. - Greece)

2.4: Possible link between equine oviduct glycoprotein expression and angiogenic players (P. Bravo et al. - Portugal)

Oral communications session 3 (behavior / obstetrics)

3.1: The thermographic imaging of pregnant mares during late- gestation (M. Masko et al. - Poland)

3.2: The impact of twinning and stillbirths on reproductive and economic performance in dairy cattle herds (L. Ózsvári et al. – Hungary)

3.3: An E- learning teaching module supports active learning and improves preparation for a practical obstetrical training (H. Jonker et al. – The Netherlands) 3.4: Determination of the time of calving in Holstein- Friesian and Simmental cows by using a novel intravaginal temperature recording smart device (O. Calisici et al. – Germany)

Oral communications session 4 (embryo transfer / endocrinology)

4.1: Comparison of developmental potential in vitro of embryos from different inbred mouse strains (A. Niwinska et al. - Poland)

4.2: Thyroid profiles during the prepartum period are associated with the postpartum reproductive capacity of primiparous dairy cows (O. Mityashova et al. – Russian Federation)

4.3: Inducibility of type-I Interferon receptor subunits in the bovine endometrium (S. Schabmeyer et al. - Germany)

4.4: Hormonal regulation of binding characteristics of growth hormone receptors in the granulosa layer of chicken preovulatory follicles (I. Lebedeva et al. – Russian Federation)

13.15 - 14.15

Lunch Break

13.45 - 14.15

Meeting of the ESDAR Country Representatives

14.15 - 15.45

Poster session I

15.45 - 16.15

Coffee Break

16.15 - 17.45

Parallel workshops 1-4

WS1: Moderator: Elena Nikitkina (Russia)

Reproduction in Reindeer

Assessment of oxidative phosphorylation in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) semen – a pilot study (E. Nikitkina et al.)

Early embryonic development in the semi-domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) (H. Lindeberg et al.)

Rangifer males’ mating strategies (Ø. Holand)

 WS2: Moderator: Christoph Gabler (Germany)

The potential effect of the microbiome on reproduction

The role of commensal bacteria within the bovine reproductive tract on reproductive events (Ch. Gabler et al.)

The role of pathogenic bacteria within the bovine uterus on reproductive events (K. Wagener et al.)

 WS3: Moderator: Alex Grahofer (Switzerland)

Swine Reproduction

Detection and evaluation of puerperal disorders in sows after farrowing (A. Grahofer et al.)

Heat detection and insemination of sows with previous puerperal disorders (S. Björkman et al.)

 WS4: Moderator: John Mee (Ireland)

Preparturient calving management – a bovine brainstorming workshop

Preparturient calving management –how can we reduce parturient problems? (JF Mee)

Recent research on prediction of time of calving in dairy cows (O. Szenci et al.)

State of the art 2019 in calving management? –A recent expert survey (C. Fischer Tenhagen)


Gala dinner in Russian Restaurant “Podvorye”, Pushkin

08.45 - 10.05

Plenary session 2

08.45 - 09.25

Keynote lecture 3

Stuart Myers (USA)

Sperm mitochondrial regulation in motility and fertility

09.25 - 10.05

Keynote lecture 4

Jennifer Schön (Germany)

Cattle welfare and reproduction

10.05 - 10.35

Coffee break

10.35 - 11.15

Plenary session 3. Keynote lecture 5

Jennifer Schön (Germany)

Air-liquid Interface cell culture: from airway epithelium to the female reproductive tract

11.15 - 12.00

ESDAR Annual business meeting

12.00 - 13.00

Oral communications III (4x4 OC’s)

Oral communications session 5 (gynecology)

5.1: The description of histological features of endometrium in Hartmann's mountain zebra (D. Domanska et al. -Poland)

5.2: Preliminary insights on the regional distribution of bacterial communities along the bovine reproductive tract (L. Lietaer et al. - Belgium)

5.3: Effect of flushing in the bacterial load of mare's uterus, comparison between sterile or ozonated saline solution (ME Falomo et al.  – Italy)

5.4: Incidence and risk factors for purulent vaginal discharge in Irish grazing dairy cows (E. Kelly et al. - Ireland)

Oral communications session 6 (nutrition / miscellaneous)

6.1: Supporting sustainable dairy cow fertility in Ireland (E. Lane et al. – Ireland)

6.2: Commencement of luteal activity in dairy cows is associated with breed and fatty acid profiles in milk (T. Ntallaris et al. - Sweden)

6.3: Transcriptomic profile of circulating leukocytes in early lactation support a role for bovine leukocyte antigen- 1 (BOLA) in the subsequent time to conception in Holstein dairy cows (DC Wathes et al. – UK)

6.4: Comparative analysis of proliferation and differentiation of porcine mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow, myometrium and subcutaneous fat (MB Olszewski et al. - Poland)

Oral communications session 7 (miscellaneous)

7.1: Gene and protein expression of the nerve growth factor and its cognate receptor in the ovary of a grey squirrel population (Sciurus carolinensis) in central Italy during the annual reproductive cycle (M. Maranesi et al. - Italy)

7.2: Pregnancy risk in Norwegian beef cattle related to time of insemination from beginning of estrus (C. Haadem et al. – Norway)

7.3: Functional alterations of hypoxia- inducible factor 1α result in reduced maturation of cumulus- oocyte complexes in cattle (A. Turhan et al. – Switzerland) 7.4: Effect of highly dispersed silica nanoparticles on the mitochondrial activity in devitrified bovine oocytes (T. Kuzmina et al. – Russian Federation)

Oral communications session 8 (spermatology)

8.1: Expression of proAKAP4 in dog semen as promising marker of sperm quality (D. Le Couazer et al. - France)

8.2: Comparison of different concentrations of lectin- magnetic nanoparticles for purification of donkey frozen- thawed sperm (M. Hidalgo et al. – Spain)

8.3: Genome wide association studies of semen cryoability in cocks (Gallus gallus) (A. Kudinov et al. – Russian Federation)

8.4: Effects of different holding times at room temperature on boar sperm quality for 5°C antibiotic- free semen storage (H. Jäkel et al. – Germany)

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch Break

14.00 - 15.30

Poster session II

15.30 - 15.45

Coffee Break

15.45 - 17.15

Parallel workshops 5-7

WS5: Moderator: Barbara Knutti  (Switzerland)

Ovum pick-up for practitioners

Chances and challenges of OPU and IVEP for practitioners (B. Knutti et al.)

Bovine in vitro production (IVP) and ovum pick up (OPU) (P. May)

In vitro production of equine embryos: the devil is in the detail (K. Smits et al.)

 WS6: Moderator: Marina Kholodova (Russian Federation)

Wild animals and bird reproduction

Using of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) for breeding bears (URSIDAE) at the “Limpopo” Zoo in Nizhny Novgorod (A. Malev et al.)

Reproduction of the reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) male –basic and applied aspects (S. Nagy et al.)

 WS7: Moderator: John Kastelic (Canada)

How to write and publish scientific papers

Scientific writing – what to focus on? (J. Kastelic et al.) 

17.15 - 17.30

Awards and Closure of ESDAR

Abstract submission: deadline extended to March 15th, 2019

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