Program

Our committees strive to bring you two days of seminars presented by some of the best and brightest researchers and industry leaders in animal nutrition. Please click on each area listed below to see full details for that program.

TBA, 2020

Symposium Sponsored by Evonik

Evonik Animal Nutrition

Sponsored Symposium - Precision Livestock Farming (PLF): Data, Production and Health Management

Time Topic

9:15 am

Welcome

Dr. Marty Adams, Cargill

9:30 am

Big Data Management: Decision Support System For Avian Influenza Outbreak Case Study

Dr. Rozita Dara, University of Guelph

10:15 am

PLF: Big data and Analytics for Optimized Poultry Production

Dr. Edgar Oviedo, North Carolina State University

11:00 am

Break

11:15 am

PLF: Flock Microbial Burden Evaluation

Dr. Adebayo Sokale, Evonik, USA

12:00 pm

Lunch on your own

General Session

Time Topic

2:00 pm

Purina Animal Nutrition: 125 years of Research and Counting

Dr. Mary Beth Gordon, Purina Animal Nutrition

3:00 pm

Cooperative Research Farms – 66 years of cooperation and more

Dave Ott, Cooperative Research Farms

4:00 pm

Cargill Animal Nutrition: Then and Now

Dr. Marty Adams, Cargill

 

After the last presentation, please join us for a reception in the Vendor area sponsored by Evonik! 

TBA, 2020

Equine Program

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MD Vet board has approved 6 CE credits for this session

Time Equine Program Topic

8:00 am

Feeding Forage for a Healthy Hind Gut

Dr. Tania Cubitt, Performance Horse Nutrition

8:50 am

Alfalfa: When is it the Right Choice for Horses?

Dr. Amanda Grev, University of Maryland

9:40 am

Vendor Break and Poster Session

10:20 am

Pasture Strategies for Easy Keepers

Dr. Krishona Martinson, University of Minnesota

11:10 am

Potential Risks of Pasture Intake

Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips, North Carolina State University

12:00 pm

Lunch

12:30 pm

Vendor Break and Poster Session

1:30 pm

Pasture Improvement Costs and Resources

Laura Kenny, MS, Penn State Extension

2:20 pm

Graduate Student Forage Research Updates

Jennifer Weinert, Doctoral Candidate, Rutgers University

Shayan Ghajar, Doctoral Candidate, Virginia Tech

3:10 pm

Adjourn

Sheep and Goat Program

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MD Vet board has approved 6 CE credits for this session

Time Sheep and Goat Program Topic

8:00 am

Overview of Sheep and Goat Industry

Susan Schoenian, University of Maryland

8:50 am

Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition

Dr. Dan Morrical, Iowa State University, Premier 1 Supplies

9:40 am

Vendor Break and Poster Session

10:20 am

Protein Nutrition

Dr. Dan Morrical, Iowa State University, Premier 1 Supplies

11:10 am

Alternative Forages

Brad Smith, West Virginia University

12:00 pm

Lunch

12:30 pm

Vendor Break and Poster Session

1:30 pm

Alternative Feedstuffs

Dr. Dan Morrical, Iowa State University, Premier 1 Supplies

2:20 pm

Coping with Poor or Expensive Hay

Jeff Semler, University of Maryland 

3:10 pm

Adjourn

Poultry Program

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MD Vet board has approved 6 CE credits for this session

Time Poultry Program Topic

8:00 am

Poultry Mycotoxicosis and Recent Advancements in Mycotoxin Detoxification

Dr. Raj Murugesan, Biomin America

8:50 am

A Historical Perspective on Trace Mineral Supplementation

Dr. Mike Lilburn, The Ohio State University

9:40 am

Vendor Break and Poster Session

10:20 am

Animal Feed Ingredient Regulation Update

Dr. Circo Ruiz-Feria, FDA Center of Veterinary Medicine

11:10 am

NRC Committee Update

Robin Schoen, Director of the Board Agriculture and Natural Resources

Effects of Threonine on Gut Health in Poultry

Jinlei (James) Wen, Evonik

12:00 pm

Lunch

12:30 pm

Vendor Break and Poster Session

1:30 pm

From Biochemistry to the Bottom Line – The Role of Betaine in Broiler Nutrition

Dr. Sam Rochell, University of Arkansas

2:20 pm

The Status of Methionine and the Science of Alternatives and Options for Organic Poultry

Dr. Heather Burley, McDaniel College

3:10 pm

Adjourn

Companion Animal Program

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MD Vet board has approved 6 CE credits for this session

Time Companion Animal Program Topic

8:00 am

What is More Important in Nutrition, the What or the How?

Dr. Anna Kate Shoveller, University of Guelph

8:50 am

Protein and Amino Acid Basics

Geneviève Rougeau, Vetdiet

9:40 am

Vendor Break and Poster Session

10:20 am

Protein Needs of Dogs and Cats

Dr. Preston Buff, Vetdiet

11:10 am

It’s the Quality, not the Quantity. Current Status on Protein Quality in Pet Food and Why We Should Care

Dr. Anna Kate Shoveller, University of Guelph

12:00 pm

Lunch

12:30 pm

Vendor Break and Poster Session

1:30 pm

TBD

2:20 pm

TBD

3:10 pm

Adjourn