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The Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award is given annually to a DVM or animal scientist working in Canada, a faculty member or a graduate student of a Canadian university to recognize his/her achievements in advancing the welfare of animals via leadership, public service, education, research/product development, and/or advocacy. By doing so, the CABV/ACVB hopes to raise public awareness of the important role veterinarians and animal scientists play in:

  • Improving bovine welfare in cattle production and research systems
  • Improving scientific methods of measuring bovine welfare

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This award is in memory of Dr. Brian MacNaughton, an outstanding bovine veterinarian from Ontario who many years ago, had the vision of a national bovine veterinary organization that would represent the interests of bovine veterinarians in matters of a national scope. He recognized that the four regional bovine associations were strong and effective at the regional level and that they provided excellent continuing education for their members. He understood however that a national voice would be beneficial for bovine veterinarians and their profession, for the dairy and beef cattle industries, and for associated agribusinesses.

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Omaha, Nebraska, September 14, 2017 – Dr. Joyce Van Donkersgoed of Coaldale, Alberta was named the recipient of the 2017 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award for her leadership in the Canadian beef industry to improve the welfare of feedlot animals.

The award is presented annually by the Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians (CABV) / Association Canadienne des Vétérinaires Bovins (ACVB) in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. Dr. Van Donkersgoed was presented with the award at the 50th annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners on September 14, 2017 in Omaha, Nebraska.

“We are honoured to announce Dr. Van Donkersgoed as the recipient of the 2017 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award,” said Dr. Germain Nappert, President of the CABV/ACVB. “Her leadership in the area of animal welfare is exemplary, and her work will help improve the welfare of feedlot animals across the country.”

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