Apr 10, 2014

Join AFB at the AChemS 36th Annual Meeting

Chemical senses serve an extremely important role for animals. In addition to providing an early warning system about the bad stuff - like predators and fires - chemical senses also help animals discern the good stuff—like what is healthy and suitable to eat.

At the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) 36th Annual Meeting, AFB scientists Nancy Rawson and Susan Jojola will chair a symposium on this topic. Join us on Thursday April 10th to explore “Behavioral insights into food selection and flavor preference in domestic and wild animals.” The symposium will include the following presentations:

• Fred Provenza, Utah State University: The origins of food preference and how it shapes the environment

• Matthias Laska, Linköping University: Behavioral responses in large carnivores to mammalian blood odor and a blood odor component

• Bruce Kimball, USDA National Wildlife Research Center: Using insights into flavor perception to manage wildlife–agriculture interactions

The AChemS Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 9-12, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL, USA. For more information about the meeting, the preliminary program and sponsorship opportunities, visit

For a personalized presentation of AFB’s research on the role chemical senses play in food selection of dogs and cats, contact your account manager, visit AFB’s Palatants Plus blog at, or contact Director of Marketing Brooke Eiler at

We look forward to seeing you at AChemS!