Enhance Mobility & Recovery in Dogs & Horses with Nature’s Most Powerful Antioxidant

Food, Food Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Food Ingredients & Innovations,
  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Antioxidants have been shown to support overall health in dogs and horses through all life stages. There are many antioxidants to choose from, but natural astaxanthin specializes in muscle support and is one of the most powerful natural antioxidants known to date. In this webinar, panelists will discuss how to choose the best ingredients for products, and the studies that support the use of natural astaxanthin for canine and equine mobility and recovery.

Register for this webinar to hear Bill Bookout, president of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC), explain the value of choosing a NASC preferred supplier, like AstaReal, to get the best ingredients to support your brand.

Dr. Barbara Royal will examine studies showing how astaxanthin supports vitality in both young and geriatric dogs and promotes recovery from exercise. Dr. Amanda Bradbery will lead us in discussion about the benefits to horses for recovery from exercise and supports muscle health. Participants will also learn about the different delivery formats for AstaReal® Astaxanthin and how participants can leverage this unique nutrient in their next canine or equine formulation.


Dr. Karen A. Hecht, AstaReal Inc.

Dr. Karen A. Hecht, Scientific Affairs Manager, AstaReal Inc.

Dr. Karen Hecht is the scientific affairs manager at AstaReal Inc. Dr. Hecht worked as a postdoctoral associate in algal molecular biology at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She earned her Ph.D. in Biology at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Bill Bookout, National Animal Supplement Council (NASC)

Bill Bookout, President, National Animal Supplement Council (NASC)

Bill Bookout is president of the National Animal Supplement Council, the world’s leading trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of supplements for dogs, cats and horses. He is recognized as a leading expert on regulatory issues surrounding animal health and nutritional supplements, has testified on behalf of the industry at FDA public meetings, and has participated in countless educational programs, legal forums, regulatory trainings, trade events and other professional meetings. Prior to his work with NASC, Mr. Bookout held executive positions in the animal health and human medical device industries.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical sciences from the University of Wyoming and his MBA from the Pepperdine University Presidents and Key Executives program.

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Dr. Barbara Royal, Author

Dr. Barbara Royal, DVM, CVA, Veterinarian, author, lecturer

Dr. Barbara Royal is a Chicago veterinarian, IVAS certified acupuncturist, author and lecturer with extensive experience in veterinary care, including zoo, marine and wildlife animals, nutrition, acupuncture, emergency medicine, pathology, conventional practices, herbal remedies, physical rehabilitation techniques and alternative treatments.

Dr. Royal was past president of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (ahvma.org). Author of The Royal Treatment, A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets, and several other books, she is also the founder and owner of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center in Chicago, the Royal Animal Health University and co-owner of the Animal Diet Formulator.

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Dr. Amanda Bradbery, Researcher

Dr. Amanda Bradbery, Assistant Professor, Equine Nutrition and Physiology, Montana State University

Dr. Bradbery’s research efforts focus on nutritional strategies to improve horse health and performance longevity, including the impact of nutraceuticals on exercise performance, growth and development, and prenatal nutrition strategies for offspring metabolic health.

Dr. Bradbery’s main research interests include:

  • Maternal plane of nutrition on offspring metabolism and predisposition to metabolic disorders
  • Joint health and physiology in skeletally immature performance horses
  • Nutritional strategies to improve performance longevity in elite equine athletes
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Who Should Attend?

  • Veterinarians
  • Animal Health Experts
  • Professors & Graduate students of Animal Health Sciences
  • Formulators
  • Product Development
  • Chief Innovation Officers
  • Technology Leads
  • R&D Innovation
  • Scientific & Clinical Affair Manager/Officer
  • Principle Scientist
  • Director of Product Development
  • Brand Manager
  • Technical Services Manager

What You Will Learn

In this webinar, participants will learn about

  • How AstaReal Natural Astaxanthin supports dog & horse health through all life stages
  • Why regulation and quality matter when it comes to animal health
  • How astaxanthin supports vitality in both young and geriatric dogs and promotes recovery from exercise
  • The benefits of natural astaxanthin for horse recovery from exercise and muscle support

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AstaReal is the world’s leading producer and innovator of natural astaxanthin. AstaReal Inc. is part of the AstaReal Group which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Chemical Industries Co., Ltd. AstaReal Inc. is a sales and marketing company servicing North and South America. Our natural astaxanthin is cultivated, grown and harvested in our manufacturing facility in Moses Lake, Washington and Sweden. The commercial pioneer of natural astaxanthin cultivation backed by over 60 human clinical studies, AstaReal has over 30+ years of research and innovation. AstaReal is also USP, Non-GMO, ISO, HACCP, Halal, and Kosher certified, NSF GMP Registered, and has approved Health Canada claims.

From cultivation to extraction, AstaReal® Astaxanthin is made in the USA to ensure the best quality and traceability. Our proprietary closed, indoor cultivation technique is unique to the industry and the only one of its kind in North America and ensures the highest quality natural astaxanthin on the market.

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