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PFMA supports the first ever UK hosted congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition

The PFMA will be hosting a pet food nutrition seminar at the 21st Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN).

It is the first time in history that the UK has hosted ESVCN and PFMA is delighted to support the event in Cirencester, which takes place 20-23 September.

The PFMA seminar entitled ‘Pet Food Exposed; Behind the Scenes of the Pet Food Industry’, will be held from 0900- 13.30 on Saturday 23 September.

The programme includes:

- Determining energy density in pet foods

- Commercial raw pet food – NEW sector specific guidelines and approaches in different EU countries

- Feeding ageing pets; the nutritional needs of senior dogs and cats

The presentations will be followed by an interactive round-table discussion.

Michael Bellingham, Chief Executive of PFMA comments: “We’re delighted to be involved in the first ever UK based ESVCN Conference. The PFMA seminar explores a number of topics, which are very current in the field of small animal nutrition. The session is open to vets, vet nurses, vet students, pet food manufacturers and others in the pet care sector with a specific interest in nutrition.”

The Congress will explore the nutrition of species across the animal kingdom including equine, exotic, farm and small animal. The event has a strong scientific programme with international key note invited speakers.

For more information on the ESVCN Conference, the PFMA seminar and to register, please visit:    

Notes to Editor:

PFMA is the principal trade body representing the UK pet food industry, our 70 members account for over 90% of the UK pet food market. Members manufacture foods for a variety of pet species including cats, dogs, small animals, birds and fish. PFMA also represents manufacturers of wild bird feed. For more information on the pet food industry, including the latest facts and figures, legislation etc please visit  





PFMA in the media

Pet Gazette - January 2018 - Small Mammal Food

Nicole Paley explains the difference between small mammal nutritional needs.