Nutrigenomics Key Message At Hill’s Symposium

by Veterinary Practice News Editors | April 17, 2009 4:06 pm

More than 130 veterinary professionals attended Hill’s Global Mobility Symposium in April in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.

The key message of the symposium, hosted by Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. of Topeka, Kan., was the increasing importance of nutrigenomics in the nutritional management of diseases of dogs and cats.

“The effect of nutrients on gene expression is providing a better understanding of how to regulate metabolic pathways to optimize the health of canine and feline patients,” said Mitchell Abrahamsen, Ph.D., vice president of research at Hill’s. 

“We are excited to equip specialists who attended the Hill’s Global Mobility Symposium with validated research showcasing the benefits of nutrigenomics in companion animal veterinary medicine.”

The symposium also focused on the importance of managing obesity in dogs and cats.  P resenters discussed how the company is using nutrigenomics to develop foods such as Hill’s Prescription Diet j/d, Hill’s Prescription Diet r/d and many of the Hill’s Science Diet pet food products.

For a copy of the proceedings, call 800-892-4621 or visit[1].



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