Alltech will provide insight and offer solutions to challenges in the petfood industry at its 27th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium.

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, Kentucky, USA, from May 22-25.

Symposium attendees will hear from and interact with pet industry experts during the following informational seminars: "What do we know about traceability? Protecting a brand," by J. Farrell of Tuffy's Pet Foods Inc.; "Keeping Salmonella out of petfoods," by J. Kersey of The Nutro Co.; "Prebiotics in petfoods - Teaching old dogs new tricks for gut health," by A. Carciofi of Universidade Estadual Paulista in Sao Paulo, Brazil; "Game Changers for pet food regulations — Prospects for an international standard," by N. Cook of Pet Food Institute; and "Fungi and mycotoxins in pet foods: Detection and protection," by M. Copetti of Universidade Federal de Santa Maria in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Additional seminars include: "Using the gene chip to produce revolutionary new products and address the antioxidant dilemma," by F. Edens of North Carolina State University,USA; "Communicating with customers: Impact of social media," by Alltech's B. Frey; "Targeting chronic diseases in feline and canine populations," by veterinary consultant, E. Moser; "Getting more out of ingredients - Novel enzyme applications," by Alltech's P. Rigolin; "The challenge of obesity in companion animals," by R. Rompala of Kent Nutrition Group; "Selenium form - Impact on bioavailability and fertility in dogs," by F. Rutz of Universidade Federal de Pelotas in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; and "Ingredients and animal health: Oligosaccharides and novel protein sources," by P. Spring of the Swiss College of Agriculture.

To register for the 2011 Alltech International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium, visit Alltech’s Symposium website.