Vetagro International Forum Connects Animal Nutrition Breakthroughs To On-Farm Solutions

Andrea Piva, Ph.D., President of Vetagro, shares insights into the company’s upcoming international animal nutrition forum for animal nutritionists and leading livestock farmers.
Andrea Piva, Ph.D., President of Vetagro, shares insights into the company’s upcoming international animal nutrition forum for animal nutritionists and leading livestock farmers.

More than 200 people are expected to attend the Vetagro International Forum.

Wednesday 19 April 2017 (3 months 1 days ago)

VetagroLeading animal nutritionists, veterinarians and professors from key swine and poultry integrators and universities from North America, South America, Europe and Asia will gather outside of Rome, Italy, on May 18-19, 2017, to learn about new innovations and share ideas at the Vetagro International Forum.

"This year Vetagro is celebrating 35 years of leadership in the animal nutrition microencapsulation business," says Andrea Piva, Ph.D., President. "As a part of that milestone, we will bring together some of the brightest minds in animal nutrition to share their research discoveries and to encourage exchange of different ideas among participants that will benefit both nutritionists and producers."

Translating Scientific Discoveries into On-Farm Solutions is the focus of the two-day event that includes 15 university and industry speakers sharing their latest nutrition research. The first day will focus on enhancing production through a better understanding of the endocrine system and the second day’s speakers will talk about nutrition, inflammation and immunity. Speakers include: Adam Moeser, Michigan State University; Lance Baumgard, Iowa State University; Robert Rhoads, Virginia Tech University; Chad Stahl, University of Maryland; Barry Bradford, Kansas State University; Joe McFadden, West Virginia University; Mauro Maccarrone, University of Rome; and Christi Swaggerty, U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service.

A highlight will be a panel discussion featuring top decision makers from swine and poultry integrators who will share their experiences and insight into the topic of “Production challenges in the post-antibiotic era.” Representatives from Agri Stats, Inc., The Hanor Company, Perdue, Veronesi, Primary Diets and Neovia will offer unique perspectives on consumers perception and demand of antibiotic-free meat, the impact of the reduction of antibiotics in their own poultry or swine operations, and their work to find new technologies to help them during this transition period.

“We believe superior animal nutrition is important to being able to maintain an animal’s health, growth and efficiency through its lifecycle,” says Piva. “We are anticipating the panelists will be able to share their practical experience in this effort.”

More than 200 people are expected to attend the Vetagro International Forum and Andrea Piva says that information learned will be shared with others in the animal nutrition industry after the meeting, as well.

Vetagro is a science-based company committed to developing patented innovations made from novel combinations of microencapsulated nature-identical compounds and additives to help maximize animal nutrition.

“Scientific breakthroughs are only good if they have practical application on-farm,” says Andrea Piva. “We look forward to bringing together some of the best scientific minds to discuss research discoveries, unique opportunities and consider the impact on animal performance on-the-farm.”

April 18, 2017 – Vetagro

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