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Avian Nutrition Workshop
Kansas City, MO - March 2005

Introduction
Aliza Baltz - Curator of Birds, Philadelphia Zoo

Feeding Piscivorous Birds
Kerri Slifka - Staff Nutritionist, Brookfield Zoo

Feeding Carnivorous Birds
Barbara Lintzenich - Staff Nutritionist, Brookfield Zoo

Life Stage Nutrition
Barbara Toddes - Nutrition Program Director, Philadelphia Zoo

Lesser Green Broadbill
Alejandra Renijifo - Animal Nutrition Laboratory Technician, Disney's Animal Kingdom

Carmine Bee-eater, Current Diet and Feeding Practice at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Alejandra Renijifo - Animal Nutrition Laboratory Technician, Disney's Animal Kingdom

Carotenoid Supplemented Insect Diet Improves Plumage Coloration in Captive Northern Carmine bee-eaters (Merops nubicus)
Robin Lentz - Senior Bird Keeper, Jacksonville Zoo

Assessment of the Nutrient Composition of Bird Diets
Celeste Kearney

Diet Presentation and Program Goals
Aliza Baltz - Curator of Birds, Philadelphia Zoo

Overview of the Philadelphia Zoos Avian Feeding Program
Barbara Toddes - Nutrition Program Director, Philadelphia Zoo

Integration of Nutrition, Animal Management and Training
Phung Luu - Animal Training Consultant