Lexington, KY - Alltech’s 26th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium will offer a preview of the excitement to come in less than 200 days when the world’s finest athletes gallop into Lexington, Kentucky’s Bluegrass for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010™. Entitled ‘Bounce Back 2010: A Time for People, Profits and Planet’ Alltech’s 26th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium will take place at the Lexington Convention Center in Kentucky, USA from May 16-19, 2010.
The world’s most prestigious and celebrated equestrian competition, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are composed of eight world championships. Previously held in such notable cities as Rome, Stockholm, and the Hague, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have never before been held outside of Europe. Their American debut marks several other firsts – the first time that the para-equestrian discipline has been included, the first time that all competitions will be held at one location, and the first title sponsor - Alltech, a global leader in animal health and nutrition.
Six hundred athletes and 700 horses representing more than 60 countries will convene at Lexington’s world-class, 1224-acre Kentucky Horse Park for 16 days of intense competition from September 25 – October 10, 2010. They will be cheered on by as many as 600,000 spectators, and an estimated 1,000 journalists will be on site to chronicle the triumphs for a global television audience of 460 million.
As a global championship-level event celebrating animals performing at their peak, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games offer a prime opportunity for the animal health and nutrition industry to take center stage. During Alltech’s International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium, attendees will interact with other industry professionals on the furtherance of animal health and nutrition through informative equine-specific sessions exploring such topics as:
· The Final Countdown to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games – Imminent Changes for the Equine Sport
· Looking Forward – Five Keys Areas for Equine Associated Research in the Immediate Future
· Breakthroughs in Nutrigenomics
Now that the equine genome has been mapped, what does it mean for us? Can we predict a Derby winner?
· The Horse’s Cecum and Colic
Understanding the impact on hindgut microorganisms to better serve horse nutrition and
· The Horse – Born to Eat Grass
How understanding hind gut fermentation can affect equine nutrition
· Mineral Nutrition
Less waste, improved metabolism, better green credentials - what are the options?
· The Perils of Cutting Corners – From Ingredient Quality to Horse Health
· The Business of Horses – Making Money Through Your Passion
· From Foals to Geriatric Horses: Immunological Response and Age – The Importance of the Immune System
· Creating a Global Network of Feed Industry Leaders
· Quality Counts - Keeping Toxins Out of Equine Diets in 2010
In 2001, Kentucky lost a whole season of foals, and many believe this was related to mycotoxins. The condition was called mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS). Knowing that this year’s grains are coming from waterlogged fields, are we ready to prevent another catastrophe? Could quality control concerns with feed ingredients contaminated with toxins, lead or other harmful substances be just around the corner?
There will also be a number of expert speakers including: V. Julliand, AgroSup Dijon, France; G. Cooke, FEI, Switzerland; C. Dunnett, Independent Equine Nutrition, United Kingdom; P. Harris, Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, United Kingdom; A. Adams, University of Kentucky, USA; D. Horohov, University of Kentucky; USA; T. Capps, University of Louisville, USA; B. Coleman, University of Kentucky, USA; T. Cubitt, Performance Horse Nutrition, USA; K. Newman, Venture Laboratories, USA; R. Power, Alltech, USA; D. Rice, Alltech, USA; D. Spaulding, Western Milling/O.H. Kruse, USA.
For further information and to register for Alltech’s 26th International Animal Health and Nutrition Industry Symposium, visit: www.alltech.com/symposium.