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EWEN offers a unique opportunity to engage with leaders in the field and gain important insights into the latest scientific discoveries. Don't miss out on this chance to expand your knowledge and network with fellow professionals.

Monday 1st of July
Pre-conference meetings
Welcome reception

At EWEN, we take pride in providing our attendees with an array of opportunities to expand their knowledge and engage with other professionals in their field. Following the pre-conference industry and scientific meetings, you are invited to join a welcome reception at the conference location "Gamle Logen", where you can meet with attendees, speakers, and sponsors. Registration will be open and it will be possible to hang up posters.

The pre-conference meetings start around 15.00 and welcome reception at 18:00.   

Tuesday 2nd of July
Full day conference
Evening on you own i
n Oslo

Join us for an exciting full day conference programme in the beautiful city of Oslo. Our event includes poster sessions, scientific presentations, and two keynote speakers who are at the forefront of their respective fields. You'll enjoy a free evening in Oslo to explore the city on your own. Register now, and get ready to be inspired.

Keynote speakers: 

Behavioural biology of horses with focus on foraging

Janne Winther Christensen, Associate Professor

Aarhus University, Denmark

Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences


Equine nutrition from a North American perspective, current practice and future challenges

Shannon Pratt Phillips, Professor

North Carolina State University, USA

Department of Animal Science

Wednesday 3rd of July
Half a day conference
Tours & Gala Dinner in Oslo

Half day conference programme in Oslo. The afternoon will be used to explore Oslo and in the evening there will be a gala dinner.  

Keynote speakers: 

Energy requirement for maintenance in horses - thoughts outside traditional tracks

Manfred Coenen, Professor Emeritus 

University of Leipzig, Germany 

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Afternoon tours

Tour option 1

Oslo Highlights (bus tour – 3 hours): Visit the worlds largest sculpture park dedicated to one artist, the Vigeland park. Afterwards you will drive up to the surrounding hills around Oslo and the Holmenkollen ski jump and Ski museum for a panoramic view of the city. Social stop with a drink included.


Tour option 2

Oslo West (walking tour – 3 hours): Visit Oslos new National Museum where you can see the famous Scream painting by Munch. You will also see the Royal Palace gardens, the main street Karl Johan passing the National Theatre and Parliament. Social stop with a drink included.


Tour option 3

Oslo East (walking tour – 3 hours): See Akershus Fortress and walk along Oslo Habour in the new Bjørvika district, where you will see the Oslo Opera house. From here you will cross over to the multicultural Grønland neighbourhood. Social stop with a drink included.

Gala dinner

Gala dinner at the Lofoten at Aker Brygge

Thursday 4th of July
Half a day conference at NMBU
Workshops at NMBU

The conference will move to the Norwegian university of life sciences (NMBU) in Ås, half an hour south of Oslo. Here there will be half a day with conference program and workshops in the afternoon. 

Keynote speakers: 

Equid nutritional physiology and behavior: an evolutionary perspective

Marcus Clauss, MSc, Dipl. ECVCN

University of Zürich, Switzerland

Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife


Social license to operate in equine sports and research

Michael A. Weishaupt,, PhD, Senior Researcher

University of Zurich, Switzerland


Workshops in the afternoon at NMBU

Workshop 1: Gastric ulcers and feeding - An update  (Nanna Luthersson / Pat Harris)

Workshop 2: "Roughages for horses - Beyond timothy and perennial ryegrass" NMBU/SLU (Cecilia Müller)

Workshop 3: Horse nutrition research at NMBU (Rasmus Bovbjerg Jensen) 

Friday 5th of July
Seminar for veterinarians at NMBU

Update on nutrition of horses in relation to key clinical conditions


The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and the European Workshop on Equine Nutrition (EWEN) invite veterinarians to an update on nutrition of horses in relation to diseases.


Keynote speakers: 





Professor Dr.



DVM, Senior Equine Practitioner, Hestedoktoren

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