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Equine Nutrition and Sport Converge at 2013 Alltech Symposium

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – At the heart of a thriving $102 billion horse industry in the United States, there are 9.2 million horses.  Whether for recreation or performance, more than 4.5 million horse owners, trainers and caretakers are continually seeking efficient solutions for optimal horse health care and performance. At GLIMPSE 2020, the 29th Annual Alltech International Symposium in Lexington, Ky., USA, from May 19-22, the Equine Athlete session will offer insights on the most recent research findings and discuss solutions for physiological disorder prevention and immune system enhancement as well as scientifically-proven nutritional strategies for the equine athlete.  

In addition to addressing essential horse health and performance solutions, the equine breakout sessions will also focus on the business side.   Equine business leaders will present examples of challenges, successes and lessons learned from the horse feed sector and equine event management. 

“As members of the equine industry, we must increase awareness of the industry’s positive contributions to employment, tax revenues and business successes by communicating better to the public, media and government,” said Steve Elliott, chairperson of the equine session. “The equine industry is diverse, bringing together agriculture, sport, gaming, entertainment and recreation. It supports 1.4 million jobs and contributes significantly to annual taxes at all levels of government in the United States.” 

The equine session expert panel comprises internationally acclaimed veterinarians, nutritionists, researchers, professors, trainers and equine industry leaders from the United States, France and Scotland. Presentations include topics ranging from horse health, nutrition and performance to horse business challenges and successes:

  • The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy: $400 million in economic benefits to Kentucky in 2010, Alltech’s lessons from 2010 and preparations for 2014.
  • A Healthy Horse: Getting your horse’s health right on day one and every day after.
  • The LIFEFORCE™ Factor: Learn how LIFEFORCE can make the difference, preparing your horse for sale or for the Olympics.
  • The Horse Feed Industry: Surviving and thriving in the horse feed industry - future and profits
  • Developing and Managing an Equine Business: The importance of social media, messaging and marketing to the equine consumer.
  • The Power Inside: Learn how nutrition and nutrigenomics, including the gene chip, that will change everything from Dubai to Bombay.
  • Recent Discoveries in Equine Performance: The latest research on innovations like DHA, pre- and pro-biotics, etc.

New in 2013, Alltech International Symposium delegates will have the opportunity to select breakout session tracks. These tracks, as opposed to traditional species or subject breakouts, will offer attendees a more holistic experience in which they take part in discussions ranging from algae and agriculture’s carbon footprint to nutrition and marketing.

Registration for Alltech’s 29th Annual International Symposium is open now and available for an early discount price of $599 until April 25 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Standard registration after April 25 will be $850. Two paid registrations from a single company or organization will receive a third registration free of charge. Delegates who are members of ARPAS and AAVSB can also earn CEUs.

Attendees are encouraged to register early as space is limited. Of the nearly 3,000 international delegates who attended the 2012 Alltech International Symposium, 97 percent indicated that they plan to attend again.

For more information, or to request an invitation, contact a local Alltech representative, visit or email