Australasian Equine Science Symposium (AESS), June 6-8, 2018


On behalf of the Organising Committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 7th Australasian Equine Science Symposium: ‘Equine Science 2018’.

The Symposium will provide an opportunity for all those involved in research and technology transfer to meet and discuss their science.


The symposium is a biennial event for equine scientists which:

• Promotes excellence in equine science

• Focuses on science, technology and innovation relevant to the  horse industry

• Provides a regular forum for exchange of research findings, ideas and information between local and international equine scientists

• Assists young equine scientists with their careers

• Encourages participation from interested horse industry people


We look forward to welcoming you to the Gold Coast where you will experience some lovely Queensland winter days.

Professor Wayne Bryden

Chair, Symposium Committee

Research for the 21st Century Horse Industry: From Genomics to the Winning Post.

Venue and Accommodation

The venue this year will be the Hilton Hotel, Gold Coast, 6 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise.

Accommodation conference deal is available for delegates by clicking here.


Full Delegate    $650.00 

Student Delegate        $390.00

Partial Registrations              

Day 1 & 2 Registration  $260.00

Industry Day - $140


The program will include speakers from the United Kingdom, USA, New Zealand and Australia. Presentations on aspects of genomics, nutrition, reproduction, exercise physiology, welfare, disease and biosecurity will be included in the scientific program. 


The final program will be sent to all registrants prior to the Symposium.

Industry Day - Friday 8th June

Industry Day  Science in Practice – Advancing Equine Wellbeing

Topics include:

Feeding Facts

  • Water Soluble and Ethanol Soluble Carbohydrates – where are we at? To soak or not to soak….

  • Is the gut microflora important?

  • Equine Metabolic Syndrome or Cushings—is performance mutually exclusive?

  • Distinguishing between anecdotal and hard evidence in supplement selection

Health and Wellbeing

  • What have we learned from Hendra vaccine introduction?

  • Fungal war on parasites

  • Changing the rein on racehorses – Life after racing for SB and TB?

  • Equine Assisted Therapy –Genuinely therapeutic or recreational?

Current Breeding Challenges

  • Investigating Pregnancy Loss

  • Caterpillars, Chlamydia and abortion

  • Epigenetics and foetal development

  • Genes and breeding challenges 


Abstract submission closes 7th May 2018

Researchers are invited to submit abstracts for the symposium. All Abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee and successful submissions will be notified by 14th May 2018


Australasian Equine Science Symposium (AESS), June 6-8, 2018


Wed 6th June | 8.00am – 9.00am

@ Ballroom Pre Function 


Wed 6th June | 9.00am – 5.00pm

@ Ballroom  

Key Note Speakers and Plenary Sessions 

Wed 6th June | 6.00pm – 8.00pm

@ Hilton Hotel Fix Bar

Welcome Cocktails 

Thurs 7th June | 9.00am – 5.00pm

@ Ballroom  

Key Note Speakers and Plenary Sessions


Thurs 7th June | 6:30pm

@ Hilton Hotel Catch Restaurant  

Symposium Manes Dinner 

Fri 8th June | 9.00am – 4.00pm

@ Ballroom  


To request more information:


Professor Wayne Bryden

E | w.bryden@uq.edu.au

M | 0413 808 830

You can also request more information with this form:

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