AAVSB & ARPAS Approve Alltech’s 27th International Symposium for Continuing Education Credits

Lexington, KY – Both the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) and the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) have approved Alltech’s 27th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium for Continuing Education Credits (CEU). The Symposium, entitled The Game Changers: Creative Concepts for Agribusiness to Respond to Relentless Commoditization and to Innovate for a Greener Future will be held at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Ky., USA from May 22-25, 2011.

The American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists has determined a maximum of 12 hours will be earned for attending Alltech’s Symposium, including one of the concurrent species specific breakout sessions. ARPAS members will self-determine how many CEUs are earned at the Symposium based on the actual number of presentation hours attended. Members may report their CEUs on the ARPAS Web site at www.arpas.org, or by downloading and submitting the CEU reporting form.

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards Registry of Approved Continuing Education committee (AAVSB RACE) has reviewed the annual International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium and has approved Alltech’s 2011 Symposium as meeting the standards adopted by the AAVSB. The maximum CEU for veterinarians under the AAVSB RACE program will be 12 units. Delegates must register their CEUs by submitting a certificate of attendance, which will be available at the Symposium information booth.

For a full agenda, visit Alltech’s Symposium site. Below is a sample selection of presentations which may be of particular interest to veterinarians:


  • Where are we now? Understanding protein and amino acid digestibility in horses - I. Vervuert, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  • Prevention, not cure: Non-medical nutritional approaches to gastric ulcers - D. Sigler, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA
  • The genetic edge — New DNA analysis tools for thoroughbred selection and breeding - M. Binns, The Genetic Edge, Kentucky, USA
  • Companion Animals
  • The challenge of obesity in companion animals - R. Rompala, Kent Nutrition Group, Iowa, USA
  • Targeting chronic diseases in feline and canine populations - E. Moser, Veterinary Consultant, Pennsylvania, USA


  • What is your salmonella strategy? Lessons from the North American egg industry - G. Cutler, Cutler Associates International, California, USA
  • Six things you did not know about the eggshell — Game-changing approaches to feeding the hen - S. Solomon, Vigonac, Brantome, France


  • The growth paradox — Achieving health and immunity without sacrificing growth - T. Gillespie, Rensselaer Swine Service, P.C., Indiana, USA
  • Productivity vs. Quality: The role of fetal programming - B. Mullan, Agriculture Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
  • Can we wean 40 pigs per sow? Nutritional implications of recent genetic advances - G. Sørensen, Danish Agriculture and Food Council, Copenhagen, Denmark


  • Programmed nutrition — The importance of measuring feed conversion. Why it is essential to dairy producer survival - C. Thorp, Keenan Systems, Co. Carlow, Ireland
  • Managing metabolic stress in high-performing dairy cows - M. Kaske, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany
  • The forgotten importance of heifer nutrition — Its impact on future cow performance - J. Heinrichs, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA


  • The Achilles heel of beef production — Strategies for reducing fecal E. coli shedding - T. McAllister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Alberta, Canada
  • A good start is key to a good finish – Managing new arrivals in the feedlot - L. Kennington, CHS Nutrition, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
  • Programmed nutrition to regulate genes — Influencing cattle growth and meat quality - J. Capper, Washington State University, Washington, USA


  • Gut health — New strategies for disease defense - P. Spring, Swiss College of Agriculture, Zollikofen, Switzerland
  • Responding to the sea lice challenge: Can Aquate® modulate mucus production in fish?  K. Pittman, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
  • Redefining zinc in aquaculture feed: The Plymouth Project - D. Leeming, University of Plymouth, Devon, UK

To secure your place at the 2011 Alltech International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium, please visit Alltech’s Symposium site. For more information, please email symposium@alltech.com and be sure to join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag: #AlltechSymposium. Follow Alltech Symposium related news on Alltech’s agriculture and science blog.