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Professional nutritionists, consultants, government officials, university scientists, students, farmers, ranchers and allied industry personnel should not miss this opportunity to learn about new discoveries within the animal nutrition industry.  It is a pleasure to invite you to the upcoming 11th Annual Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference. This year’s meeting will be held on March 27-28, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza- Baltimore, in Timonium, MD.

The primary focus of this conference is the nutrition of the poultry, dairy, and equine species. This conference represents the formal collaboration between institutions and industries in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey. Our commitment is to provide up-to-date application science for the animal feeding industry.

Equine topics include: Stress vs Distress in the horse, Holistic Management of the Stressed Horse, Evidence Based Nutrition: Potential roles for equine microbial supplements, Management to prevent gastric ulcer disease in performance horses, Inflammatory responses and nutritional supplementation in horses during training, Omega-3 Fatty Acid supplementation in the horse, and Feeding the equine athlete to combat oxidative stress

Registration includes admission to all of the sessions, conference reception, the social hour on March 27th, a group luncheon on March 28th, and a paper and CD copy of the proceedings.  A one day registration option is available for March 28th. Accommodation arrangements need to be made before February 28, 2013 to ensure the lowest rates. The Crowne Plaza has provided a block of rooms at an attractive price ($105.00/night, single or double occupancy, excluding tax). Contact the hotel at 410-252-7373 and ask for Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference reservations.

Registration materials, venue information, the updated program, past proceedings, and the 2013 abstracts will be available on our website at www.manc.umd.edu. Please return your registration form and make your room reservations promptly.