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The Metacam® 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

Nominations must be submitted by May 31, 2024.

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CABV/ACVB's Bylaws indicate that an Honorary Life Membership may be awarded to a veterinarian who has been judged to have made an exceptional contribution to the affairs of the Association and/or to the practice of bovine veterinary medicine in Canada.

Members may nominate a potential recipient by forwarding a letter to the CABV/ACVB Nominating Committee outlining the nominee's achievements and explaining why the individual is worthy of an Honorary Life Membership.  Nominations will be presented to the CABV/ACVB Board of Directors for approval.

Consider nominating a deserving individual.  Awards will be presented at the CABV/ACVB AGM, or the AGM of the recipient’s regional bovine veterinary association.

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At the 2023 CABV annual general meeting, Dr. Kerry Lissemore, professor emeritus with the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, was presented with a CABV Honorary Life Membership in recognition of his many contributions to the bovine industry

Past recipients include:

2022 - Dr. Ann Godkin - Guelph, ON

2020 - Dr. Tye Perrett - Okotoks, AB

2019 - Dr. Murray Jelinski - Sakatoon, SK

2018 - Dr. John Campbell - Saskatoon, SK

Elanco is the sponsor of this award that 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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Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the welfare of animals in Canada

September 21, 2023 – Dr. Charlotte Winder of the University of Guelph in Ontario has been named the recipient of the 2023 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award for her unwavering commitment to cattle health and welfare, and for her significant contributions to improving the well-being of dairy cattle.

The Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award is presented annually by the Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians (CABV) / Association Canadienne des Vétérinaires Bovins (ACVB) in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Canada Inc. Dr. Winder was announced as the award winner at the Annual General Meeting of the CABV/ACVB in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Sept. 21, 2023.

"The CABV/ACVB extends its congratulations to Dr. Charlotte Winder,” said Dr. Ray Reynen, President of the CABV/ACVB. “Charlotte's passion for animal welfare, that is so well reflected in her research and in all of her professional activities, has been a great benefit to cattle and to those who work with cattle."

Dr. Winder is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. Her research focuses on improving the health and performance of ruminant species, primarily dairy cattle and small ruminants. Research areas include pain management in ruminants, health management and performance of youngstock, knowledge translation and transfer, and knowledge synthesis. Dr. Winder is a clinician within the ruminant ambulatory practice and teaches in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

“I’m honoured to be the recipient of the 2023 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award,” Dr. Winder said. “My work in bovine welfare research has only been possible with substantial contributions from graduate students, academic colleagues and collaborators, producers, and veterinarians, as well as support from industry. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work in this area, and for the recognition of the importance of bovine welfare by the CABV and Boehringer Ingelheim.”

In her support of the award nomination, Dr. Kelly Barratt, Global Director Animal Welfare at Saputo, said Dr. Winder’s experience in practice allows her to translate her research findings into practical recommendations.

“Her ability to translate her extensive knowledge into everyday applications that benefit both cattle and farmers is truly remarkable,” Dr. Barratt said.

Also in support of the nomination, Ann Godkin, DVM, DVSc, Ceptor Cattle Health and Education Programs, spoke of how Dr. Winder’s research into pain management and exploration of different teaching methods contributed to widespread adoption of good pain management practices and the use of better technical protocols for dairy and beef calves.

“This has been a great example of a strong educational effort using research outcomes to shift veterinary and producer’s attitudes towards pain relief in a positive direction resulting in greatly improved cattle welfare,” she said.

Derek Groff, Business Unit Director (Livestock) with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Canada, explained the Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award recognizes and encourages those who research and work to advance animal welfare and well-being.

“As a bovine practitioner, cattle researcher and faculty member at the Ontario Veterinary College, Dr. Winder has made significant contributions to the advancement of bovine welfare in Canada and abroad,” Groff said. “We congratulate Dr. Winder for her accomplishments and express our gratitude for her incredible passion towards animal welfare that has resulted in tremendous benefits to the cattle industry.”

Groff thanked the CABV/ACVB for its work to seek nominations and select the recipient of the award.

About CABV/ACVB

The Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians (CABV) / Association Canadienne des Vétérinaires Bovins (ACVB) represents approximately 800 veterinarians from across Canada who have a specific interest in bovine health and production medicine. The Board is composed of thirteen members who are also representatives on the Boards of Canada’s four regional bovine associations: Atlantic Bovine Practitioners Association (ABPA), l'Association des Médecins Vétérinaires Praticiens du Québec (AMVPQ), Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners (OABP) and the Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners (WCABP).

 

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About the Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award

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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Past Metacam 20 Bovine Welfare Award Recipients

2022 - Dr. Karen Schartzkopf-Genswein (Alberta)
2021 - Dr. Trevor DeVries (Ontario)
2020 - Dr. Karin Orsel (Alberta)
2019 - Dr. André Desrochers (Quebec)
2018 - Dr. Todd Duffield (Ontario)
2017 - Dr. Joyce Van Donkersgoed (Alberta)
2016 - Dr. Ken Leslie (Ontario)
2015 - Dr. Ed Pajor (Alberta)
2014 - Dr. Joseph Stookey (Saskatchewan)
2013 - Drs. Marina von Keyserlingk and Dan Weary (British Columbia)
2012 - Dr. Neil Anderson (Ontario) 

Dr. Émile Bouchard Receives the 2022 Dr. Brian MacNaughton Memorial Award

Elanco Canada honours Dr. Émile Bouchard with the third Brian MacNaughton Memorial Award, recognizing his outstanding contributions to bovine veterinary medicine in Canada.

“We are pleased to recognize Dr. Bouchard for his contributions to the field of bovine veterinary medicine”, said Michelle McCotter, General Manager of Elanco Canada. “Dr. Bouchard is renowned for his leadership and implication in the veterinary profession and truly embodies the spirit and purpose of the Dr. Brian MacNaughton Memorial Award.”

Born into a famous hockey playing family, Dr. Bouchard graduated in 1981 from the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire (FMV) of the Université de Montréal. After his internship, he started working at the FMV Ambulatory Clinic in 1982. Realizing the importance of modernizing dairy herd health management at the Ambulatory Clinic and in the province, Emile obtained a leave of absence in 1984 to pursue a population medicine residency program and an MPVM degree at the University of California, Davis.

Upon his return in 1988, in addition to his teaching and field service roles at FMV, Emile led, along with his colleagues Drs. Michel Bigras-Poulin and Denis Du Tremblay, the large R&D endeavour called Projet ASTLQ (Improvement of Dairy Herd Health in Quebec), which resulted in 1993 with the development of the dairy herd health software DSA, now used by the majority of dairy veterinarians in Quebec. He also developed the Dairy Population Medicine Residency Program at FMV in 1991 and contributed to the launch of the Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network, headquartered at FMV, in 2001.

Finally, in addition to his involvement with Quebec practitioners, Emile represented Canadian veterinarians as the director of District 12 of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners from 1995 to 2001 and was instrumental in making the 1997 Annual AABP conference in Montreal a great success. Emile also acted as a Canadian representative to the World Association for Buiatrics (WAB) since 1998 and was the President of the organizing committee for the 2004 World Buiatrics Congress in Quebec City. He was most recently President of the WAB, with his 2018 term ending at the Madrid World Buiatrics Congress in September 2022.

Dr. Luc DesCôteaux, Professor and colleague from FMV, nominated Dr. Bouchard for the Brian MacNaughton Memorial Award. This award is named in memory of Dr. Brian MacNaughton, an outstanding bovine veterinarian from Ontario who had the vision of a national bovine veterinary organization that would represent the interests of bovine veterinarians in matters of national scope. Dr. MacNaughton passed away in September 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Presented biennially, Elanco Canada is proud to sponsor this award to recognize and commemorate Dr. MacNaughton’s vision, his spirit, and his passion

ABOUT ELANCO

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This award is named in memory of Dr. Brian MacNaughton, an outstanding bovine veterinarian from Ontario, who had the vision of a national bovine veterinary organization that would represent the interests of bovine veterinarians in matters of a national scope.  Dr. MacNaughton passed away in September of 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Presented biennially, Elanco Canada is proud to sponsor this award to recognize and commemorate Dr. MacNaughton’s vision, his spirit, and his passion.

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