The very first WATT Online Animal Health and Nutrition Forum is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Held entirely on the Internet, you will be able to attend this educational and networking event from the comfort of your home or office.

The WATT Online Animal Health and Nutrition Forum is a one-day educational event for global poultry, swine and animal feed professionals to come together and converse in a 100% virtual environment on the Internet. As an added bonus, because the forum is completely an online event, there are no travel costs or admission fees to attend.

This online forum is ideal for professionals including, but not limited to:

• Nutritionists
• Veterinarians
• Production/husbandry managers
• Technical consultants
• Manufacturers of animal health products, feed ingredients and feed additives

By attending this event, professionals will be exposed to an environment that promotes and encourages education, learning and networking between peers from around the world. Any attendee will have the ability to visit “virtual booths” and communicate with industry solution providers as well as have chances to win prizes.

Live panel and individual presentations on the latest issues impacting animal nutrition and health along with live question and answer sessions with top industry experts will also be provided at this event.


The following presentations and speakers are scheduled at present:
Antibiotics in Animal Feeds: World Perspectives Dr. Peter Ferket, North Carolina State University; Lis Alban, DVM, Danish Meat Association; Dr. Hector Cervantes, Phibro Animal Health; Dr. Spangler Klopp, Townsends, Inc.

Feeding the Weaned Pig for Gut Health 
Dr. Steven McOrist, Director of Swine Research, University of Nottingham Veterinary School, UK

10 ideas that Will Change the Future of Poultry Nutrition and Health 
Dr. Peter Ferket, North Carolina State University

Impact of Alternative Ingredients on Poultry Feed Cost and Quality 
Dr. Nick Dale, University of Georgia; Mr. Dan Rollins, Director of Feed Milling, Aviagen; Dr. Tom Frost, Director of Nutrition, Wayne Farms

Balancing Nutrients, Costs in Poultry Feed Formulation (Spanish language) 
Marcelo Cáceres, Consultant, Estudio Cáceres Nutrición, Argentina

More information of the WATT Online Animal Health and Nutrition Forum will be made available within the coming weeks. Check back for updates and links that will provide more information on speakers, events, sponsors and registration.