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Alltech Annual International Symposium


CAPITALIZING ON COMPANION ANIMAL NUTRITION

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Monday, May 21

1:00-1:05

Introduction
Chairs: Juan Gomez and Mauricio Rocha

1:05-1:25

Seven steps to solve salmonella you may not have thought of!
Andreia Bianchini, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

1:30-1:50

Mycotoxins and pet food safety: Strategic defenses to protect product quality
Trevor Smith, University of Guelph, Canada

1:55-2:15

SMART strategies for your business’ social media
Melissa Brookshire, North River Enterprises, USA

2:20-2:50

Break

2:55-3:15

Smart small animal practice: Better health & unique qualities of feline medicine
Elizabeth Colleran, Chico Hospital for Cats, USA

3:20-3:40

Conducting the antioxidant orchestra: Why we need smart nutrients for disease prevention, longevity and cognitive protection
Aulus Carciofi, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil

3:45-4:05

Be first to market: Smart molecular tools to develop new products faster
Kristen Brennan, Alltech Inc., USA

6:00 Buses leave for Kentucky Night

Tuesday, May 22

8:30-8:35

Introduction
Chairs: Juan Gomez and Mauricio Rocha

8:35-8:55

Passion & quality: Creating a culture of solutions & support at PetSmart®
Laura Johnson, PetSmart SSG, USA

9:00-9:20

Eskimos, polar bears and pet food: Lessons for developing new nutritional applications
Geza Bruckner, University of Kentucky, USA

9:25-9:45

Efficient mineral nutrition: Nutritional approaches to enhance the power of your brand
Ronald Rompala, Cool Springs International LLC, USA

9:50-10:20

Break

10:25-10:45

The triple challenge: Sustainable ingredients, smarter pet food brands and sales success
David Southey, Southey Consultants Ltd., UK

10:50-11:10

The real green revolution: How algae will revolutionize the way we formulate for companion animals
Becky Timmons, Alltech Inc., USA

11:15-11:35

Congratulations! You are ready for FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) or maybe not, for now
Nancy Cook, Pet Food Institute, USA

11:35-12:00

Questions & Answers: Wrap up
A brief discussion with the speakers

12:00-1:25 Break for lunch