Sunday, September 1, 2019
09:00 - 17:00, CCB (University of Innsbruck)

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Animal Healthcare and Veterinary Phytotherapy: Science and Practice

Thanks to the efforts of Professor Hermann Stuppner, the local organizer of the GA-Congress 2019, the GA-networking group on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products in Animal Healthcare and Veterinary Medicine was invited to organize again a one-day Pre-Congress Symposium. To bring together practitioners, scientists and industry in our field is the idea of our networking group and in particular of the symposium.  

Please find more information about the networking group here.

The symposium will cover following aspects:

  • animal self-medication
  • ethnoveterinary medicine
  • veterinary pharmacology of medicinal plants
  • science and practice of veterinary phytotherapy
  • clinical, in vivo and in vitro research with medicinal plants or natural products for animals
  • feed additives and animal health care products based on plants rich in phytochemicals

The scheduled program includes keynote lectures, invited short lectures, as well as contributed short lectures. The animal related contributions of the main congress will be presented as posters during the Pre-Congress Symposium. An international industrial exhibition with companies presenting herbal feed additives, veterinary drugs and phytogenic health care products for animals will be held. A broad professional, scientific and personal exchange will be possible during the breaks.
In addition to the Pre-Congress Symposium at least one plenary lecture of the main congress will focus on our topic:  Mike Huffman will give a broad overview about animal self-medication. We will also have a short lecture session and a poster session within the main congress. All these program items will take place Tuesday 3rd of September 2019. In the evening of this day we will have our networking group meeting.

The Pre-Congress Symposium can be booked alone or in addition to the main congress:

Registration fees


Early Bird Fee

by May 19

Standard Fee

By July 31

Late Fee

from August 1

Combined Registration: Full conference & Pre-Congress Symposium Animal Healthcare and Veterinary Phytotherapy


€ 670.-

€ 720.-

€ 770.-


€ 770.-

€ 820.-

€ 870.-

Student Member**

€ 420.-

€ 460.-

€ 500.-

Students Non-Member**

€ 495.-

€ 535.-

€ 575.-

Pre-Congress Symposia only:


€ 200.-

€ 250.-

€ 300.-


€ 300.-

€ 350.-

€ 400.-


Download Program Flyer

8:30 – 9:10


9:10 – 9:15


9:15 – 10:30

Impulse lectures


Impulse Lecture I:

Phytochemicals in animal nutrition – their potential as functional feed

Quendrim Zebeli, Austria



Impulse Lecture II:

Let feed and food be our medicine - how plants phytochemical diversity enhances health

Frederick D. Provenza, USA


10.30 – 11.15

Coffee Break, Posters, and Industrial Exhibition

11.15 – 12.30

Veterinary Phytopharmacology


Keynote Lecture I:

Pharmacological and toxicological insights into veterinary phytotherapy

Marta Mendel, Poland



Invited Short Lecture:  

Effect of sustained dietary application of thyme oil on antioxidant
parameters and thymol content in plasma and tissues of broilers.

Iveta Placha, Slovakia



Contributed Short Lecture

A combination of saponins and essential oils of Asteraceae, Lauraceae and Myrtaceae plants counteracts coccidiosis-related production losses in fast-growing broilers

Andreas S. Müller, Austria


12.30 – 14.00

Lunch-Break, Posters, and Industrial Exhibition

14.00 – 15.15

Clinical research


Keynote Lecture

Mistletoe in adjuvant cancer treatment of companion animals

Ulrike Biegel, Switzerland



Invited Short Lecture:  
Devil´s Claw – Pharmacokinetics in horses

Sonja Axmann, Austria



Contributed Short Lecture

Aloe vera gel and Coriandrum sativum seeds: Traditional medical plants and their role as anti-diabetic agents in dogs

Kenny Kuchta, Germany


15.15 – 15.45

Coffee Break, Posters, and Industrial Exhibition

15.45 – 17.00

Topic: Animal Self Medication and Ethnoveterinary medicine


Keynote Lecture

After 10’000 years of domestication – are livestock still able to self-medicate?

Frederick D. Provenza, USA



Invited Short Lecture:

Medicinal diet of Tibetan macaques in Southern China

Michael A. Huffman



Contributed Short Lecture

A survey of plant remedies for livestock diseases in the Mnisi community, South Africa, and investigation of their biological activities

Lyndy McGaw, South Africa



Organizing Society   

Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural
Product Research (GA)

Local Organizers   

Prof. Dr. Hermann Stuppner
Institute of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacognosy
University of Innsbruck, Austria

Congress Organizers

PCO Tyrol Congress
Congress und Messe Innsbruck GmbH
Rennweg 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
T: +43 (0)512 575600

Exhibition and sponsorship

S12! Studio 12 GmbH
Kaiser Josef Straße 9, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
T: +43 (0)512 890438

Conference Venue   

Main conference
Congress Innsbruck
Rennweg 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Pre-Symposia and Workshops
University of Innsbruck
Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine
Innrain 80 – 82, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

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