2019 Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference

The region’s premier animal nutrition conference will be held April 10-11 in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

The seminar features presentations devoted to nutritional solutions to diseases in the equine athlete.

The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference, the region’s premier animal nutrition conference, will be held April 10-11, 2019, at the Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley in Hunt Valley, Maryland. 

Two days of expert speakers have been lined up, with the Equine Session held on the second day featuring seminars devoted to nutritional solutions to diseases in the equine athlete. 

Veterinarians, students, horse trainers, horse breeders and horse owners should not miss this opportunity to learn about exciting new discoveries related to their equine health and nutrition. 

All attendees will receive lunch and the opportunity to ask questions of all of the experts. 

Pre-registration with an early bird rate is available before March 15 and can be done online from the conference website:

Equine Session Schedule

Thursday, April 11, 2019

8:00 a.m. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Gastric Ulcers in Eventing Horses by Dr. Carey Williams, Rutgers University; Dr. Amy Burk, University of Maryland; Dr. Burt Staniar, Penn State University

8:50 a.m. Equine Gastric Ulcer Effects on Performance by Dr. Hoyt Cheramie, Boehringer Ingelheim

10:20 a.m. Mitochondrial Adaptations to Diet and Exercise in Performance Horses by Dr. Sarah White, Texas A&M University

11:10 a.m. The Use of Oral Joint Supplements in the Equine Athlete – Is it all smoke and mirrors? Dr. Jessica Leatherwood, Texas A&M University

1:30 p.m. Nutrition in Veterinary Sports Medicine- You Are what You Eat! Dr. Bernadette Smith, Equine Veterinary Care

2:20 p.m. Panel discussion and Q/A with speakers

Conference Hosts

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.

For more information on the entire conference, please visit






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