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Recipients of the 2023 Dairy Cattle Improvement Industry Distinction Award. From left to right: Pierre Laliberté, Brian Van Doormaal and Dr. David Kelton.

Dr. David Kelton awarded 2023 Dairy Cattle Industry Distinction Award

Congratulations to Dr. David Kelton on being named a 2023 recipient of the Lactanet Canada Dairy Cattle Improvement Industry Distinction Award. Dr. Kelton is a highly decorated and respected scientist whose involvement in research initiatives addressing animal health and management issues in the dairy cattle industry has been key to Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC)’s proAction program.

A veterinary epidemiologist with M.Sc., PhD, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from the University of Guelph, Dr. Kelton’s research focused on resolving farm-based milk quality problems by addressing the control of important production limiting diseases such as mastitis, lameness and Johne’s Disease.

For the past ten years, he held the prestigious Dairy Farmers of Ontario Research Chair in Dairy Cattle Health at University of Guelph. He is currently chairing the Standing Committee on Animal Health and Welfare of the International Dairy Federation, serves on DFC’s Production Expert Scientific Advisory Committee, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Dr. Kelton, along with Director of Genetics for Semex Pierre Laliberté and Lactanet CSO Brian Van Doormaal, received the award September 19 at the 2023 Dairy Cattle Improvement Industry Forum in Quebec City, QC.

This story was originally published by Dairy Farmers of Ontario in their Dairy Express e-newsletter. The photograph was shared by Lactanet.

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