The 2017 Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference will take place April 5-6 at the Hunt Valley Wyndham Grand in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Organizers have lined up speakers for two days of sessions, with an equine-specific track taking place April 6. Speakers and topics are scheduled in include:

  • Physiology of Aging in Horses—Karyn Malinowski, PhD, Rutgers University
  • Feeding Management of the Endocrine-Challenged Horse—Lisa Tadros, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, Michigan State University
  • Exploring Seasonal Allergies in Horses—Katherine Williamson, DVM, Purina Animal Nutrition
  • Can Nutrition Be Used to Boost the Immune System?—Lori Warren, PhD, PAS, University of Florida
  • Gut Microbiome Overview—Amy Biddle, PhD, University of Delaware
  • Sorting Out Common Ingredients In Equine Supplements—Melyni Worth, PhD, PAS, Foxden Equine
  • Probiotics and Prebiotics in Horse Feed: What’s the Difference?—Marty Adams, PhD, PASSouthern States
  • Digestive Feed Supplements and the Gut Microbiome—Panel Discussion

The conference is open to veterinarians, students, trainers, breeders, owners, and anyone else interested in learning about horse health and nutrition. Attendees will receive lunch and the opportunity to ask questions of all the speakers.

The conference is hosted by the Maryland Feed Industry Council, University of Maryland, Pennsylvania State University, University of Delaware, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Rutgers University, American Feed Industry Association, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Pre-registrations are encouraged and can be completed online at Additional conference information is available at For information on sponsoring the event, contact Jennifer Reynolds at 301/405-1547.