Fuelling Wellness Symposium


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We are pleased to introduce a single-day symposium on Saturday, August 15th, titled “Fuelling Wellness – Developing Your Animal Nutrition Tool Kit”. This is a continuing education event featuring topical nutrition-centric discussions for participants of every level and experience. This unique symposium is co-hosted by the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition and Equine Guelph, and will be held exclusively online. We warmly welcome members of local and regional veterinary healthcare teams, as well as pet paraprofessionals and equine enthusiasts from across Ontario to join this virtual symposia.

To register for the VIRTUAL Fuelling Wellness Symposium please click the button below.


All presentations will be recorded and will be available for registrants to watch for up to one year after the event!

Symposium Schedule




Please Note: All session times for the GANS Fuelling Wellness Symposium are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Veterinary Health Care Team SymposiumPet Professional SymposiumEquine Symposium
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09:00 - 09:45Emerging Ingredients - Health and Sustainability Panel
Dr. Benjamin Bohrer, University of Guelph, Canada; Dr. Anna Kate Shoveller, University of Guelph, Canada; Dr. Tammy Owens, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
(09:00 - 10:30)
The Horse's Digestive System
Nicole Weidner, Equine Guelph, University of Guelph, Canada
09:45 - 10:00Break
10:00 - 10:45The Hindgut Microbiome
Dr. Wendy Pearson, University of Guelph, Canada
10:45 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 11:45Trends in Pet Feeding Practices Over the Last Decade
Dr. Sarah Dodd, University of Guelph, Canada
Nutrition 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Canine and Feline Nutrition
Dr. Anna Kate Shoveller, University of Guelph, Canada
Horse Hay Evaluation
Dr. Paul Sharpe, Canada
11:45 - 12:00Break
12:00 - 12:45Homemade Diets
Dr. Tammy Owens, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Alternative Diets
Dr. Caitlin Grant, University of Guelph, Canada
Equine Assessment
Dr. Wendy Pearson, University of Guelph, Canada
12:45 - 13:45Break
13.45 - 14:30It's Vital, Don't Let Nutrition Sit Idle!
Ashley Shelf, University of Tennessee, USA
Pet Food Labels Workshop
Kelly Gredner, Toronto, Canada;
Robin Saar, Lethbridge, Canada
(13:45 - 15:15)
Critically Evaluating Nutrition Supplements for Horses
Dr. Marie-Céline Hottat, Ghent University, Belgium
14:30 - 14:45BreakBreak
14.45 - 15:30Getting the Pet in Shape, The Golden Tips for Successful Weight Loss
Dr. Camila Baptista da Silva, Ghent University, Belgium
Mycotoxins in Horse Feed
Dr. Younes Chorfi, University of Montreal, Canada
15:30 - 15:45Break
15:45 - 16:30The Art(fulness) and Science of Veterinary Conversations about Patient Nutrition
Dr. Clare MacMartin, University of Guelph, Canada
The Art of Making Pet Food
Vicky Ograin, Hill's Pet Nutrition, USA
Donkey Assessment and Nutrition Tips
Kayla Johnson, The Donkey Sanctuary, Canada

The Fuelling Wellness Symposium is sponsored by

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