Program Agenda

(Subject to Change)
  

Wednesday, September 20

7:30 am: Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by DuPont

8:00 am: Registration

Pre-Conference Symposium "Nutrition in the Future" - Sponsored by DuPont

8:30 am: Animal, Gut, Microbiome-Nutrition in the 21st Century
- Knud Erik Bach Knudsen, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

9:15 am: 21st Century Strategies to Improve Efficiency of Nutrient Utilization in Beef and Dairy Cattle
- Juan Loor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

10:00 am: Break

10:30 am: Current Thoughts on Enzyme Use in Swine Nutrition
- Elijah Kiarie, Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

11:15 am: The Symbiotic Science of Enzymes and DFMs
- Maria Walsh, DuPont

12:00 pm: Lunch - Sponsored by DuPont

General Session "The Future of Animal Production"

1:00 pm: Consumer Attitudes and Perceptions
- Leah McGrath, Ingles Supermarkets, Asheville, NC

2:00 pm: Technologies to Reduce the Reliance on Antibiotics
- Clayton Johnson, Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd, Carthage, IL

2:45 pm: Break

3:00 pm: To Be Announced

3:45 pm: To Be Announced

5:30 pm: Welcome Reception - Sponsored by Alltech
  

Thursday, September 21

7:30 am: Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by QualiTech

8:00 am: Registration

8:30 am: Concurrent Ruminant, Non-Ruminant, and Equine Sessions

12:00 pm: Lunch - Sponsored by Nutriad and Origination, Inc.

1:00 pm: Continuation of Concurrent Sessions
  

Ruminant Session
Agenda to be announced; speakers include:

Phil Cardoso, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Laura Hernandez, Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension, St. Cloud, MN
    

Non-Ruminant Session
Agenda to be announced; speakers include:

Tim Johnson, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Anup Johny, Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Knud Erik Bach Knudsen, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Sally Noll, Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Carl Parsons, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Chris Rude, Devenish Nutrition, Minneapolis, MN - Sponsored by Devenish Nutrition
      

Equine Session

8:25 am: Welcome

8:30 am: Can Nutrition Be Used to Boost the Immune System?
- Lori Warren, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

9:30 am: Equine Hair Mineral Analysis: Fact or Fiction?
- Sarah Ralston, Department of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

10:15 am: Break

10:45 am: Vitamin E Requirements, Supplementation and Disorders
- Carey Williams, Department of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

11:45 am: Lunch - Sponsored by Nutriad and Origination, Inc.

1:15 pm: Estimating Bodyweight of Miniature, Saddle-Type and Gaited Horses
- Devan Catalano, Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

1:40 pm: Forage Quality and Blood Metabolites of Adult Horses Grazing Alfalfa, Teff and Cool-Season Perennial Grasses
- Michelle DeBoer, Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Equine Industry Round-Table "What Does the Future Hold for the Connection Between Nutrition and the Equine Immune System?"

2:05 pm: Round-Table Panel Discussion
- Harlan Anderson, Square Meal Feeds
- Roy Johnson, Cargill Feed & Nutrition
- Gary Pusillo, Big Gain
- Zach Rambo, Zinpro Corp.
- Randel Raub, Ridley Inc., an Alltech Company
- Judy Reynolds, Dr. Judith Reynolds Equine Research & Consulting

3:00 pm: Group Discussion