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Mineral Requirements and Nutrition in Horses Featured at Feed Industry Symposium

[Lexington, Kentucky] - How can nutrition reduce the occurrence of colic? What is the best feeding programme for mares and foals? How are important minerals absorbed? These questions and more will be addressed at Alltech's 22nd International Feed Industry Symposium on April 23-26, 2006. The event brings scientists and decision-makers from all over the world to Lexington, Kentucky, USA, to discuss the latest advances in animal feeding programmes and their impact on animal and human health. This year's Symposium will feature an equine session focusing on some of the issues facing the horse industry today.

Topics and speakers include:
o Equine nutrigenomics - Ernest Bailey, University of Kentucky, USA.
o Species-jumping viruses: ducks-horses-dogs - Kate Jacques, Alltech, USA.
o New ways of tracking equine digestion - Peter Ryan, Mississippi State University, USA.
o Tying up and Selenium and Chromium - Bill Vandergrift, EquiVision, USA.

Other speakers include Dusty Abney and Ronan Power of Alltech; E.R. Grela of the Agricultural University of Lublin, Poland; Chris Jacobi of Farnam, USA and Kyle Newman of Venture Laboratories, USA.

"We're looking forward to having a diverse group of industry professionals gather in one place to discuss issues we are facing worldwide," said Michael Spandern, Alltech's Pacific Northwest regional sales manager who will chair the equine session. "Research in the horse industry has grown significantly over the past few years, and we are excited to host an event in which we explore the most recent advances."

"The most successful businesses in the future will be the ones that adopt new innovative technologies in order to maintain a competitive advantage. We are delighted to welcome speakers and attendees from around the world to learn more about these technologies," said Dr. Pearse Lyons, President of Alltech.

Species sessions will also be held in the areas of dairy/beef, swine, poultry, aquaculture and pets. Everyone is welcome to attend the species sessions after completing the required pre-registration with Alltech. Please contact a local Alltech representative or visit for more information.