World-leading experts in pet and human health and nutrition presented cutting-edge research findings and detailed overviews. As we learn more about the cognitive capabilities of dogs and cats, as well as the cognitive changes that occur with age, pets’ cognitive health has become more important.
Microbiome research, powered by advances in technology, is still in its relative infancy but promises powerful outcomes as we continually discover more about the impacts of the microbiome on an ever-growing list of organ and body functions.
Within these two themes, pet and human research were presented in parallel and included the following topics: hydration in children as well as dogs and cats; sarcopenia in the elderly as well as senior pets; microflora in infants and kittens.
Margaret Joy Dauncey
PhD, ScD, FRSB
University of Cambridge
Nestlé Research Centre Lausanne
Jerome N. Feige
Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences
Lisa M. Freeman
DVM, PhD, DACVN
Rondo P. Middleton, PhD
Nestlé Research Center St. Louis
Francesca S. Gazzaniga
Harvard Medical School and Harvard University
Julie K. Spears
Nestlé Research Center, St. Louis