UK Researchers to Speak at Alltech Symposium in May

Two University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture equine researchers and an adjunct professor will be speaking at the upcoming 2011 Alltech International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium, to be held May 22-25 at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Ky. The 27th annual symposium is entitled "The Game Changers: Creative Concepts for Agribusiness to Respond to Relentless Commoditization and to Innovate for a Greener Future."

Amanda Adams, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar at the Gluck Equine Research Center, and Kristine Urshel, PhD, an assistant professor in Animal and Food Sciences for the UK College of Agriculture, will speak during the symposium's equine session. Adams' presentation on Monday, May 23, is entitled "Getting the right start--the overlooked art of nutritional influences on weaning stress." Urshel will present Tuesday, May 24, about "Lessons from human nutrition: how the isotope method is helping to define protein requirements."

Additionally, Matthew Binns, PhD, of The Genetic Edge in Midway, Ky., and an adjunct professor in the UK Department of Veterinary Science, will present "The genetic edge--new DNA analysis tools for Thoroughbred selection and breeding" on Tuesday, May 24.

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Jenny Blandford is the Gluck Equine Research Foundation assistant at the Gluck Center.

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