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2011 Equine Science Award Winner Announced

2011 Equine Science Award Winner Announced

Zinpro Corporation Helps Honor Outstanding Equine Industry Achievements  

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., (Dec. 13, 2011) – Dr. Donald L. Thompson, Jr., was honored as the 2011 Equine Science Award Recipient during the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) meetings held in New Orleans. Sponsored by Zinpro Corporation, the award was presented in conjunction with the Equine Science Society and ASAS.    

“We congratulate Dr. Thompson for his outstanding achievements in equine science,” says Joe Carrica, Vice President – North America Sales, Zinpro Corporation. “We are proud to once again sponsor this award, which was established in 2008.  It recognizes equine industry excellence in the areas of extension, research, teaching and agribusiness.”  

Dr. Thompson studied at Rutgers University, Colorado State University, and Johns Hopkins University. He was hired as an Assistant Professor of Animal Science at Louisiana State University in 1980.    

His research program has focused on basic and applied aspects of equine reproductive physiology and endocrinology. Dr. Thompson has earned numerous research and teaching awards and has served on the Board of Directors of the Equine Science Society as Secretary-Treasurer, Vice-President, and President from 1995-1999.    

Dr. Thompson also served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Animal Science, as Associate Editor of the Animal Growth, Physiology, and Reproduction section of the journal, and Division Editor for that section through August 2010.  

As the leader in trace mineral nutrition, Zinpro is committed to delivering the people, products and educational tools needed to help customers improve the performance and profitability of their operation. For more information, visit www.zinpro.com or call 952-983-4000.

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