At PFMA our team organises events and seminars throughout the year where experts speak on a range of nutrition topics. On this page we have copies of some of those presentations - plus a generic one below on the pet food industry.
At the 21st Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN), held in Cirencester, the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) hosted a seminar: ‘Pet Food Exposed; Behind the Scenes of the Pet Food Industry’. Five experts presented on pet nutrition topics:
'An overview of UK/EU pet food industry'
'Feeding the aging pets; nutritional needs of senior cats and dogs'
'PARNUTS: Background and where we are'
'Standardising the predictive equations to determine energy density in pet food'
At London Vet Show, 17 November, PFMA hosted a Seminar: Humanisation of pet nutrition: Part of the family but not at the table. A panel of three experts delved deeper into how vets and vet nurses can support pet owners in making the correct nutrition choices for their pets. Please see below for more detail and click on images to view their presentations.
1. Dr Marge Chandler DVM, MS, MANZCVS, DACVN, DACVIM, MRCVS
'Coeliac dogs, cholesterol in cats and other fairy stories'
2. Dr Cecilia Villaverde BVSc, PhD, DACVN, DECVCN, University of California, Davis
'DIY Diets: Dos and Don’ts'
3. Nick Edwards VPIS Information Consultant, Veterinary Poisons Information Service
'Treats, titbits and toxins'
PET FOOD & PET FOOD INDUSTRY GENERIC PRESENTATION
As part of our online tools and resources, to provide pet professionals with as much information as possible, we have published a PowerPoint presentation aimed at university lecturers and students in the fields of veterinary, veterinary nursing, animal science and other relevant degrees. The presentation provides a thorough background on UK pet food industry, its functions and how it is regulated, as well as references to further reliable sources of information. Please reference any material from this presentation with a link to www.pfma.org.uk.