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Alltech Annual International Symposium


THE EQUINE INDUSTRY: WHERE NUTRITION AND SPORT MEET

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Monday, May 21

1:00-1:05

Introduction
Chairs: Helen Warren and Steve Elliott

1:05-1:25

Recovery from 2008, re-targeting for the future: An evolving equine industry
Steve Elliott, Alltech Inc., USA

1:30-1:50

Collateral damage of peak performance: Preventing oxidative stress in the equine athlete
Claire LeLeu, EQUI-TEST, France

1:55-2:15

Strengthening antioxidant status in endurance horses
Carey Williams, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

2:20-2:50

Break

2:55-3:15

Utilizing nutrition to manage equine genetic disorders
Stephanie Valberg, University of Minnesota, USA

3:20-3:40

Rethinking equine stereotyping: A neurological perspective: What the horse brain is telling us
Sebastian McBride, University of Cambridge, UK

3:45-4:05

Artificial Insemination in stallions in Germany: Management, housing, infection risks and nutritional influence on semen quality
Karsten Zech, Chamber of Agriculture, Lower Saxony Chamber, Germany

6:00 Buses leave for Kentucky Night

Tuesday, May 22

8:30-8:35

Introduction
Chairs: Helen Warren and Steve Elliott

8:35-8:55

Prevention of obesity: The role of the hindgut microflora
Lucy Waldron, LWT Animal Nutrition Ltd., New Zealand

9:00-9:20

Building practical strategies against mycotoxins
Ruth Bishop, MARS Horsecare UK, Ltd., UK

9:25-9:45

Fueling champions: Using a diet evaluation as a means of building customer satisfaction
Steve Duren, Performance Horse Nutrition, USA

9:50-10:20

Break

10:25-10:45

Expanding the winner’s circle: Strategies for success in emerging markets
Harvie Wilkinson, University of Kentucky, USA

10:50-11:10

Reflecting on the economic impact of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games - Looking back at 2010 in Kentucky; looking forward to 2014 in Normandy
Fabien Grobon, Normandy 2014, France
John Nicholson, Kentucky Horse Park, USA

11:15-11:35

Panel discussion: The next hurdle - defining and quantifying low starch diets
Perspectives from industry and academia

11:35-12:00

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

12:00-1:25 Break for lunch