The 12th Annual Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference(MANC) will be held on March 26-27, 2014 at the North Baltimore Plaza Hotel in Timonium, Maryland. The primary focus of this conference is the nutrition of poultry, dairy, and equine species and is the result of a formal collaboration between institutions and industries in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey.
Registration for the conference includes admission to all of the sessions, conference reception, the social hour on March 26th, a group luncheon on March 27th, and a paper and CD copy of the proceedings. Of particular interest to equine owners is the Equine Nutrition session on March 27th. A one day registration option is available to attend March 27th only and is an exceptional value($75.00 before March 15th) that includes a copy of the proceedings, and breaks and lunch for that day. Hotel rooms are available at a discount conference rate if booked prior to February 28, 2014.
MANC Equine Nutrition Program March 27th
8:00 am “Measuring Gastrointestinal Permeability in Horses” Burt Staniar, Penn State
8:50 am “Feeding Horses with GI Disease” Megan Shepard, VA-MD Regional Veterinary School
9:40 am Vendor Break and Poster Session
10:20 am “Gastrointestinal Health: What We Know and What We Need to Know” Jo-Anne Murray, University of Edinburgh
11:10 am “Nutrient Transport in the Equine Intestine: Location, Adaptation, and Application” Adrienne Woodward, JBS United, Inc.
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Vendor Break and Poster Session
1:30 pm “When Fermentation Goes Awry: Starch and the Microbes of the Equine Hindgut” Amy Biddle, University of Massachusetts
2:20 pm “Effects of Antibiotics on the Gut Microbes” Laurie Lawrence, University of Kentucky
3:10 pm “Hands-On Workshop- Practically Teaching Gut Health” Burt Staniar, Penn State University and Amy Burke, University of Maryland
4:00 pm Adjourn
Registration materials, venue information, the updated program, past proceedings and the 2014 abstracts are available on the MANC website www.manc.umd.edu If you have any questions or need more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org