Alltech Director awarded by the ASAS
Dr Karl Dawson, director of worldwide research at Alltech, was named a 2008
Fellow of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) in the industry
According to ASAS, this prestigious award recognises distinguished service
to the animal science and livestock industry over a long period of time.
The award requires a minimum of twenty-five years membership in the
Society. Dawson was nominated for this year's award by Dr. Gary Cromwell,
professor of swine nutrition and coordinator of the swine section at the
University of Kentucky.
A productive and enthusiastic scientist, Dawson has authored 80
peer-reviewed articles, 25 book chapters, and 164 abstracts. He has been at the
forefront of examining the effect of feed additives on rumen
Through his careful application of microbiological and biochemical
principles, he found that yeast cultures enhance beneficial ruminal microbial
activities. This work is the basis for much of the current usage of probiotic
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