Alltech Session To Focus On Growing Pet Food Market

by Veterinary Practice News Editors | March 23, 2012 8:15 pm

Noting continued growth in the pet food market, Nicholasville, Ky.-based animal feed ingredient company Alltech has planned a track of sessions exploring ways to capitalize on companion animal nutrition at its 28th Annual International Symposium, May 20-23, in Lexington, Ky. Other sessions will focus on other animal nutrition segments.

“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 symposium. “These pet-focused sessions at [the] symposium will explore ways to improve pet health and well-being and capitalize on the tremendous opportunities that are being created by this growing market.”

Companion animal-focused topics include molecular tools to develop new products faster; antioxidants for disease preventional, pet longevity and cognitive protection; salmonella solutions; achieving sales success through sustainable ingredients; and how algae may revolutionize the way pet foods are formulated.

Scheduled speakers include Nancy Cook, vice president of the Washington, D.C.-based Pet Food Institute; Laura Johnson, a quality assurance technologist for Phoenix-based Petsmart; Dr. Elizabeth Colleran of the Chico (Calif.) Hospital for Cats; Dr. Aulus Carciofi, a professor at the Universidade Estadual Paulista in Brazil; David Southey, president of UK-based Southey Consultants Ltd. and Dr. Ronald Rompala, director of research and development of Franklin, Tenn.-based Cool Springs International LLC.

Additional information on the companion animal sessions is available on Alltech’s website[1].

The company expects the event, which will also feature tracks on food animal nutrition, to attract more than 2,500 delegates from around the world, Alltech reported.


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