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CESFAC Pablo JosepFrom 4th-5th April 2019 the Spanish Feed Producers Association CESFAC organised the VI Animal Nutrition Congress. MIAVIT is a part of the CESFAC Foundation and sponsored the VI Animal Nutrition Congress. Moreover, Josep Jove, Director MIAVIT Nutricion Animal SL., is the new president of the foundation.

In many discussions a lot of interesting themes like antibiotic resistances and the actual status in Spain and Europe; Circular Economy and our sector and how the sector is communicating to the society were talked about.

We are looking forward to the next CESFAC Animal Nutrition Congress in two years!

INTEGA Nutrition Day 2019INTEGA, partner of MIAVIT in the South-West of Spain, organised their first Nutrition Day on 4th April. The event took place in the city of Lorca (Murcia). Lorca has one of the major pig densities in Spain.

The Nutrition Day included topics such as Nutrin – looking to the future (INTEGA’s concept in animal nutrition), Polyphenols – evolution of swine reproduction (a presentation by Juan Cañete, MIAVIT), summary and calculation of pig production costs and the use of insects for the treatment and transformation of purines as well as the use of insects as a source of nutrients for animal feed and its legislation.

The event was a complete success and we are looking forward to the next INTEGA Nutrition Day!

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From March 6th to 7th, the first Pet Food Seminar of MIAVIT Spain took place in Zaragoza. Almost all Spanish pet food manufactures took part in the event.

With the theme “healthy animals through optimal nutrition” the Spanish customers were offered a varied program. The evening before, a joint dinner – in the typical Spanish manner at a late hour – was started in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The next day, Roger Sabata Ramisa from Bioiberica started the seminar with his talk on health solutions for degenerative musculo-skeletal disorders in dogs. Jan Lippe (MIAVIT) presented under the title “The Art of Analysis” the importance of the correct execution of the sampling and the calibration of the measuring instruments. Subsequently, Anna Hollen beck from JRS reported on the importance and the diverse applications of fibers in both wet and dry food products for dogs and cats. This was followed by a lecture of Friederike Becker (MIAVIT) on the risks of self-cooked meals for pets and the resulting opportunities for the pet food industry. Jakob Rusek, adviser to the European Pet Food Industry Association, gave a general overview of the association and spoke on current EU legislation on feed additives. The event was rounded off by an overview of Dr. Ing. Roberto Elices Mínguez, Professor of Animal Nutrition at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Madrid, on cereal and gluten-free diets.

The event was very well received by the participants – especially since this type of seminar has been unique in the Spanish pet food industry so far – so there is a great need for future revisions.

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