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Pet Nutrition and Mineral Absorption Featured at Feed Industry Symposium

[Lexington, Kentucky] - What does influenza A mean for ducks, horses and dogs? How important is nutrition to coat condition? 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, where they will explore the latest advances in animal feeding programs and their impact on animal and human health. This year's Symposium will feature a pet session focusing on some of the issues facing the animal industry today.

Speakers and topics include:
o Responding to changing needs for animal testing - Timothy Bowser, Oklahoma State University, USA.
o Obesity and diabetes - Fernando Rutz, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil.
o Personalized nutrition for pets? - Inge Russell, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
o Genomics to study aging and cognitive function - Kelly Swanson, University of Illinois, USA.

Other speakers include Dan Carey of the University of St. Thomas, USA; Cheryl Dikeman of Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, USA; George Fahey of the University of Illinois, USA, and Kate Jacques, Ronan Power and Becky Timmons of Alltech.

"We're looking forward to having a diverse group of industry professionals gather in one place to discuss some of the issues the pet sector is facing worldwide," said Doerte Laue, European Technical Pet Manager. "Research in companion animal health has grown significantly over the past few years, and we are excited to host an event in which we will 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, swine, poultry, equine and aquaculture. 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.