Alltech and KENA to Host an Educational Happy Hour for Kentucky’s Horse Community

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Aug. 16, 2013 -- Alltech and the Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) are serving up local brews and expert-led discussions on equine nutrition during Equine News and Brews on Thursday, Sept. 12, at Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

The free happy hour provides a forum for members of Kentucky’s equine community to hear from experts about the latest news in equine health. Guests will enjoy Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. brews and hors d‘oeuvres.

Featured speaker Laurie Lawrence, PhD, of the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, will give an overview of characteristics unique to equine digestion that affect feed management during her presentation: “Selecting the best nutrition for your performance horse.” Her discussion will also address how to meet nutritional needs while promoting digestive health. Lawrence is the Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Kentucky, where she researches the relationship between equine nutrition and performance and teaches classes in equine nutrition and management.

During the program, Charlotte de Beyer, LIFEFORCE Range sales manager for Alltech, will present the science behind Alltech’s LIFEFORCE Range of all-natural digestive supplements.

Alltech and KENA’s Equine News and Brews will be free and open to the public, but registration is required. Doors open for the happy hour at 6 p.m., with presentations beginning at 7 p.m. Please RSVP online by Sept. 10 at www.kentuckyhorse.org/kena-register or by e-mail to Kelsea@kentuckyhorse.org. The event is sponsored by Alltech’s LIFEFORCE Range, which comprises three natural digestive supplements targeted to the specific nutritional needs of horses at every level of activity. For more information about the LIFEFORCE Range, visit www.lifeforcehorse.com.

Founded in 1980 by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech improves the health and performance of animals, plants and people through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. With more than 3,000 employees in 128 countries, the company has developed a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle-East, Africa and Asia. For further information, visit www.alltech.com. For media assets visit www.alltech.com/press.

Alltech is the proud title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. For more information about these prestigious global championships, visit www.alltechfeiweg2014-normandy.com.

The Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) was formed in 2010 in a partnership between the Kentucky Horse Council and the University of Kentucky Ag Equine program. The mission of KENA is to provide an educational and social venue for equine professionals and other horse enthusiasts from all disciplines to share ideas and business strategies, and obtain current knowledge on horse and farm management with the principal objective of enhancing individual horse ownership and the horse industry at large.

KENA is targeted specifically at those who participate in breeding and reproductive services, instruction, training, board and showing. KENA also welcomes every member of the Kentucky horse community. For more information about KENA visit http://www.kentuckyhorse.org/kena/.