The Ruminant Well-being Awards, sponsored by the Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Business Unit, were granted to Prof. Hans Coetzee (Achievement Award) and Dr. Joshua Aleri (Research Award) in recognition of their efforts to improve ruminant welfare.
The award ceremony took place at the World Buiatrics Congress in Sapporo, Japan, on 30th August 2018.
By giving out the awards, Boehringer Ingelheim and the World Association for Buiatrics (WAB) raise public awareness of the important work veterinarians are doing to better the lives of farm animals. “By supporting the Ruminant Well-being Awards, Boehringer Ingelheim confirms its long-term commitment to the cattle industry. We are proud to encourage and reward innovation in this field – these awards recognize exceptional contribution to the scientific knowledge on ruminant well-being,” shared Dr. Laurent Goby, Global Marketing Senior Manager Cattle, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Business Unit.
The Ruminant Well-being Achievement Award aims at rewarding contributions made by practicing veterinarians or experienced researchers in veterinary science or related fields. The Ruminant Well-being Research Award rewards recent PhD graduates who have significantly improved the understanding of ruminant well-being.