Alltech will host its 28th Annual International Symposium, May 20 – 23, in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, featuring a range of sessions on well-being and nutrition for companion animals and how to capitalize on the growing pet market.

“People love their pets and are willing to spend money to ensure they have high quality food that is safe and promotes good health,” said Dr. Juan Gomez, chairman for the companion animal sessions for the Alltech International Symposium. “These pet-focused sessions at Symposium will explore ways to improve pet health and wellbeing and capitalize on the tremendous opportunities that are being created by this growing market.”

Companion animal-focused session topics will include:

• Be the First to Market: Smart molecular tools to develop new products faster

• Eskimos, Polar Bears & Petfood: Lessons for developing new nutritional applications

• Conducting the Antioxidant Orchestra: Why we need smart nutrients for disease prevention, longevity and cognitive protection

• 7 Steps to Solving Salmonella: Challenges you may not have thought about

• The Triple Challenge: Sustainable ingredients, smarter pet food brands and sales success

• The Real Green Revolution: How algae will revolutionize the way we formulate for companion animals

Featured presenters for the companion animal sessions include Nancy Cook, Pet Food Institute; Laura Johnson, PetSmart SSG; Elizabeth Colleran, Chico Hospital for Cats; Aulus Carciofi, Universidade Estadual Paulista; David Southey, Southey Consultants Ltd.; and Ronald Rompala, Cool Springs International LLC. Breakout sessions will include legal, marketing, information technology and designer food, as well as aquaculture, beef, dairy, equine, poultry, pig, pet and regulatory-focused offerings.

Those interested in attending may register or receive more information for the 2012 Alltech Symposium online or by contacting symposium@alltech.com. Those who register prior to April 14 will receive a 20 percent discount on registration.