March 23, 2012
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.
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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