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Pet Food News / Pet Food Ingredients
on March 22, 2011

Alltech provides petfood industry insight at International Animal Health Symposium

Symposium includes seminars on Salmonella in petfood, companion animal obesity, traceability

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.

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