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Mineral Requirements and Nutrition in Pigs Featured at Feed Industry Symposium

[Lexington, Kentucky] - How can we prevent antibiotic resistance in pigs? What is the best nutritional program for weanling piglets? How are important minerals absorbed? These questions and more will be discussed 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 programs and their impact on animal and human health. This year's Symposium will feature a pig session focusing on the issues facing the swine industry today.

Topics and speakers include:
o Enhancing pig production in the Asia-Pacific region - Anthony Edwards, University of Melbourne, Australia.
o Hidden mycotoxins and their implications - Johanna Fink-Gremmels, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
o More piglets, lower mineral inclusion - Don Mahan, Ohio State University, USA.
o Bio-Mos? and the gut microbial ecosystem - Jim Pettigrew, University of Illinois, USA.

Other speakers include Jeremy Burkett of Iowa State University, USA; Frank Dunshea of Murdoch University, Western Australia; Chad Hastad of Kansas State University, USA; Jean Le Dividich of the French Institute for Agronomy Research (INRA); Melissa Newman of the University of Kentucky, USA; James Pierce of Alltech; Fernando Rutz of the Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil, and Trevor Smith of the University of Guelph, Canada.

"We're looking forward to having a diverse group of industry professionals gather in one place to discuss some of the issues the pig sector is facing worldwide," said Jules Taylor-Pickard, Technical Team Manager for Europe. "Research in swine health has grown significantly over the last few years, and we are excited to host an event in which we explore the most recent advancements."

"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, poultry, equine, 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.