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☛ Nutrition Conference Announced 2-8-17

ANNUAL MID-ATLANTIC NUTRITION CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED

Press release
Feb. 8, 2017

The 2017 Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference, the region’s premier animal nutrition conference, will be held April 5-6, 2017 at the Hunt Valley Wyndam Grand in Hunt Valley, MD. Two days of expert speakers have been lined up with the Equine Session held on the second day featuring morning seminars devoted to the aged horse, allergies, and how to boost the equine immune system. The afternoon will be devoted to the equine gut microbiome and related supplements. Veterinarians, students, horse trainers, horse breeders, and horse owners should not miss this opportunity to learn about exciting new discoveries related to their equine health and nutrition. All attendees will receive lunch and the opportunity to ask questions of all of the experts. Pre- registrations are encouraged and can be done online at: https://ansc.umd.edu/extension/mid- atlantic-nutrition-conference/registration-information

2017 Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference – Equine Session Schedule Thursday, April 6, 2017

8:00am Physiology of Aging in Horses
Dr. Karyn Malinowski, Rutgers University

8:50am Feeding Management of the Endocrine Challenged Horse Dr. Lisa Tadros, Michigan State University

10:20am Exploring Seasonal Allergies in Horses
Dr. Katherine Williamson, Purina Animal Nutrition

11:10am Can Nutrition Be Used to Boost the Immune System? Dr. Lori Warren, University of Florida

1:30pm Gut Microbiome Overview
Dr. Amy Biddle, University of Delaware

Sorting Out Common Ingredients In Equine Supplements

Dr. Melyni Worth, Foxden Equine

2:20pm Probiotics and Prebiotics in Horse Feed: What’s the Difference? Dr. Marty Adams, Southern States

Panel Discussion: Digestive Feed Supplements and the Gut Microbiome

The conference is hosted by the Maryland Feed Industry Council, University of Maryland, Pennsylvania State University, University of Delaware, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Rutgers University, American Feed Industry Association, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

For more information on the entire conference, please visit our website at https://ansc.umd.edu/extension/mid-atlantic-nutrition-conference.

For information on sponsoring this event, please contact Jennifer Reynolds at 301-405-1547.

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