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Leman Science in Practice Award Winner Announced

by 5m Editor
23 February 2010, at 12:58pm

US - Paul Yeske, DVM, of St. Peter, Minnesota, will be honored with the Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and Pfizer Animal Health.

Dr Yeske is being honored for his outstanding contributions to the creation and dissemination of new knowledge for the betterment of the swine industry.

Established by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and Pfizer Animal Health in 1994, this award is recognised as one of the most prestigious in the swine industry; it honors individuals whose achievements contribute significantly to the body of knowledge related to swine health and management. The award is presented annually at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, an international, multi-session scientific conference where nearly 1,000 leaders in the world-wide swine industry meet to present new information and research, and discuss current and future issues facing the industry. This year the conference will take place at the River Centre in Downtown St. Paul from 18-21 September.

Dr Yeske holds a Master of Science in Swine Medicine from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. Dr Yeske has also completed the Executive Veterinary Program from the University of Illinois.

Dr Yeske remains vitally active in the field of swine health management, with a particular focus on disease control and eradication research. He publishes in numerous journals and is a sought after speaker at veterinary conferences and producers meetings. He maintains a busy practice at the Swine Vet Center, P.A in St. Peter Minnesota and continues to be enthusiastically engaged as part of the PRRS Eradication Task Force and Production Animal Disease Risk Assessment Program Committee for the American Association of Swine Practioners (AASP).

For more information about this award and the 2010 Leman Conference please click here.