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NOVUS Supports Swine & Poultry Nutritionists at Mexico’s AMENA Biennial Congress

Querétaro, Mexico (October 17, 2023) – Intelligent nutrition company Novus International is supporting nutritionists’ goals during a special presentation at the AMENA Biennial Congress in Mexico this month.

As part of the event’s program, Mercedes Vázquez-Añón, Ph.D., senior director of strategic initiatives and account collaboration at NOVUS, will present on the topic “Challenges related to structural integrity in Poultry and Swine production” starting at 1:15 p.m. on October 26 in Salón Tulipán at the Sheraton Buganvilias Hotel, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.

The talk will include information about nutritional interventions that can help impact carcass quality, footpad dermatitis and eggshell quality in poultry; and gilt development, lameness and reproduction in swine.

“The poultry and swine industries in Mexico are facing many challenges due to high demand for quality meat and eggs,” Dr. Vázquez-Añón says. “Optimizing animal health is key to meeting these demands. It’s important that nutritionists understand their options so they can help producers improve the profitability of their farms.”

With over 30 years of research experience, Dr. Vázquez-Añón’s expertise encompasses nutrition, physiology, and metabolism of sulfur amino acids, trace minerals, antioxidants, and dietary enzymes. She holds nine patents and has published more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles and over 100 abstracts, technical reports, articles in conference proceedings, and industry media.

NOVUS is also sponsoring a hospitality room during the event. Attendees are welcome to visit room #1 to enjoy light refreshments and speak with NOVUS representatives about how organic trace minerals can positively impact structural health and performance in monogastrics.

Alessandro Lima, NOVUS senior regional business manager, said the congress is the perfect venue to support the animal agriculture industry in Mexico and share information about the differences in trace mineral nutrition.

“As the leader in intelligent nutrition, we aim to provide the best management and nutrition solutions to help optimize profitability for our customers,” he says. “Having the opportunity to speak directly with our customers and partners is something we highly value. We know the importance of this event for the Mexican industry and are glad we can provide two opportunities to share knowledge (through Dr. Vázquez-Añón’s talk and at the hospitality room) during this event.”

The congress is sponsored by the Mexican Association of Animal Nutrition Specialists AC (AMENA). For more information, visit To learn how trace minerals from NOVUS are supporting swine and poultry production around the world, visit



Novus International, Inc. is the intelligent nutrition company. We combine global scientific research with local insights to develop innovative, advanced technology to help protein producers around the world achieve better results. Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. Headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, U.S.A.