Alltech’s 27th International Symposium to Rein in Equine Industry Experts

Lexington, KY – Few animals possess as long a history with humans as horses. From work to war and play to performance, these animals have claimed the hearts of many individuals around the globe. Alltech wishes to attract these equine enthusiasts to its 27th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium to gain more knowledge regarding the horse industry, in addition to the various other animal industries that will be represented at the event.

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.

“With the recent retraction of the global economy, it is now more important than ever to increase the productivity and longevity of our equine companions, whether they are for sport or pleasure,” said Steve Elliott, global director of Alltech’s Equine Division. “This, along with continued animal welfare and environmental concerns, has created necessary and exciting opportunities for the equine industry to look at technologies and management techniques that can benefit the animal, the consumer, and the environment.  These topics will all be addressed at our 27th annual Symposium.”

Symposium attendees will hear from and interact with equine industry experts during the following informational seminars:

  • The contamination dilemma: How can we keep our feed safe?  C. Dunnett, Independent Equine Nutrition, Suffolk, UK
  • Getting the right start - The overlooked art of nutritional influences on weaning stress - A. Adams, Gluck Equine Research Center, Kentucky, USA
  • Social media can make or break you: Five strategies for an equine business  - T. Cubitt, Performance Horse Nutrition, Virginia, USA
  • Do you really understand the feeding behavior of your horse?  Implications for equine nutritionists - A. Ellis, Nottingham Trent University, Southwell, UK
  • The algae revolution - New strategies for feeding DHA, EPA and omega fatty acids to horses - K. Newman, Venture Laboratories, Inc., Kentucky, USA
  • Prevention, not cure:  Non-medical nutritional approaches to gastric ulcers - D. Sigler, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA
  • Lessons from human nutrition: How the isotope method is helping to define protein requirements - K. Urschel, University of Kentucky, Kentucky, USA
  • Game Changers in equine nutrition: Nutrigenomics and the advent of Programmed Nutrition - K. Brennan, Alltech, Kentucky, USA
  • Where are we now?  Understanding protein and amino acid digestibility in horses - I. Vervuert, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  • The genetic edge - New DNA analysis tools for thoroughbred selection and breeding - M. Binns, The Genetic Edge, Kentucky, USA

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 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.

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