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Holly Ganz

PhD

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Leveraging Insights From The Microbiome To Personalize Nutrition For Optimal Health

Like us, our dogs get their first microbes from their mothers, and as
a result, each dog has a unique combination of bacteria and other
microorganisms living in their digestive systems. Collectively these
microbes are referred to as the gut microbiome, which aids in
digestion, extracting nutrients and calories from food, as well as
helping the immune and nervous systems function. Some gut microbiomes
are more efficient at extracting calories from food, making some
individuals more prone to obesity, while other microbiomes may be
better suited to metabolizing proteins or fats. The microbiome can be
shaped by diet, giving us an opportunity to use insights from research
on nutrition and the microbiome to improve health and wellness. And
because every individual has a unique microbiome, diets will likely
need to be tailored to each individual based on understanding their
microbiome fingerprint.

Speakers

DANA SCOTT

CEO & FOUNDER DOGS NATURALLY MAGAZINE

BRANDY VAUGHAN

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LEARN THE RISK

LARRY BOHLEN

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, HRI LABS

ANN MARIE UNGER

FOUNDER AND OWNER OF HAND AND PAW STUDIO

DEE BLANCO

DVM

RITA HOGAN

CANINE HERBALIST

DEBBIE TORRACA

DPT, MSPT, CCRP, CCMT, 

HOLLY GANZ

PHD

KATHLEEN PRASAD

FOUNDER OF ANIMAL REIKI SOURCE

BILLY HOEKMAN

NUTRITION SCIENCE DIRECTOR FOR ANSWERS PET FOOD

ANNA HIELM-BJöRKMANN

DVM, phd, cva (ivas)

SUE ARMSTRONG

MA, VetMB, VetMFHom, CertIAVH, MRCVS, RsHom

JULIE ANNE LEE

DCH, RCSHom

ISLA FISHBURN

PHD, MBIOLSCI, BSV

IAN PEDERSEN

SOURCE CBD

TODD COONEY

DVM, MS, CVH

PJ BROADFOOT

DVM

RICHARD PATTON

PHD