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9th EEHNC Call for abstracts (poster session)

Abstracts should deal with experimental work on equine nutrition or with cases providing novel insights or hypotheses, with relevance to equine health or performance. The submission of abstracts dealing with the congress theme(s) is strongly encouraged. A call for abstracts is open until October 1st, 2018.

Abstract format

To further standardise the contents and review procedure of eehnc abstracts, the 9th eehnc scientific committee has constructed an adjusted format for abstract submission.


The abstract should be delivered as a PDF® document. Page margins should be set at 2.5 cm from the left margin, 2.5 cm from the right margin, 2.5 cm from the top and 2.5 cm from the bottom. All texts should be prepared in Times (New Roman) with font size 12. The abstract may contain a maximum of 375 words / 2000 characters (no spaces). The abstract titles should be printed in bold and with font size 14. Please, follow the example below for lay-out; the abstract should include a title, authors, affiliations, hypothesis/objectives, material and methods, results, conclusions. The use of references is optional but should be kept to a minimum. The abstract must be constructed using the following subheadings:

Background: A brief explanation of why the study was performed. Hypothesis/Objectives (research question): A statement of the principal hypothesis tested/research question addressed in the study, a brief statement of the major objectives, or both. Authors may select one preferred subheading (hypothesis or objectives)

Methods: A concise description of the number of animals used in the study. Including the breed/population from which the animals were drawn and any special animals characteristics (e.g., disease status if relevant). In case of studies not involving animals please specify technique(s)/procedure(s). A statement of overall study design (e.g., randomized, blinded, placebo- controlled clinical trial; retrospective study) and principal interventions or methods should also be included. The statistical analysis should also be included.

Results: Concise statement of important results including numerical description of critical variables and statement of statistical significance.

Conclusions: A summary of conclusions based on results of the study and statement of nutritional and/or clinical importance of these conclusions for equine science or equine practice. The results should not be restated.

Abstract Submission

The 9th EEHNC call for abstracts is now open.

Abstracts submissions for the 9th EEHNC need to be done through Easy Chair. Please click the link below and follow the instructions for creating an Easy chair account. After account creation follow the steps to submit your abstract for the 9th EEHNC. If you need a quick review, please contact the congress secretary David van Doorn via

General procedures, terms and conditions

An accepted abstract in the open session, submitted before the submission deadline, earns one reduced entry fee of 50% for the congress (this is only valid for the first 10 accepted abstracts; the reduction is not valid for the workshops and congress dinner).

Please submit your abstract by uploading it via Easychair. After submission, a notification of acceptance will be sent following a positive advice from independent referees. All authors of accepted abstracts are expected to prepare a poster for the congress. In addition, a minimum of 3 abstracts will be selected for oral presentation during the congress programme. One of the selected abstracts for poster presentation will be awarded with the Free Communication award.

The author notification date is scheduled December 21st, 2018 at the latest. Please indicate upon your submission if a quick revision is appreciated for allocating institutional budget for reimbursement of costs from your funding institute. If relevant, we advise to submit your abstract prior to the submission deadline.

We encourage authors to ask a native English speaker to critically review your abstract prior to abstract submission. Unclear writing may lead to immediate rejection of your abstract.