February 05, 2013

Dr. K. Larry Smith honored with National Mastitis Council Award of Excellence for Mastitis Prevention and Control

International authority on mastitis prevention and control, Dr. Larry Smith, recognized by NMC and Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Prevention Works

Dr. K. Larry Smith (right) is presented with the National Mastitis Council Award of Excellence for Mastitis Prevention and Control. The award is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedics, Inc. Shown presenting the award is Dr. Joe Hogan of The Ohio State University.

Dr. K. Larry Smith, professor emeritus at The Ohio State University, has won the National Mastitis Council (NMC) Award of Excellence for Mastitis Prevention and Control. Announced last week at the National Mastitis Council annual meeting, the award is sponsored and presented by Prevention Works from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

The award is given annually to an active NMC member for sustained contribution to mastitis prevention and control through research, extension or education, clinical practice or service to producers.

Dr. Smith is a recognized investigator and international authority in the field of mastitis control. His research on the importance of environmental mastitis is well-known. Over the course of four decades, Dr. Smith has authored more than 200 proceedings, papers and trade publication articles. He also serves as a leading industry speaker, and has delivered more than 400 seminars and guest lectures during his career.

Dr. Ken Leslie, professor at the University of Guelph, who nominated Dr. Smith for the award, says, “Dr. Smith is clearly one of the most respected international authorities on intramammary infection and mastitis control in dairy cattle.”

Dr. Leslie describes Dr. Smith as a master of extension education, citing his commitment to research, which is practical to the industry. “The dairy industry and bovine practitioners have looked to Dr. Smith and his team to tackle many of the most difficult challenges that they face, and to provide them with sound, practical solutions.”

This marks the second time the award is being presented by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Prevention Works. Dr. Ken Leslie was the first-ever honoree in 2012. For more information about Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) and its approach to cow health, Prevention Works, visit www.BIVIPreventionWorks.com. BIVI manufactures and markets an extensive line of high-quality biological and pharmaceutical products for cattle, swine, horses and pets.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (St. Joseph, MO) is a subsidiary of Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation, based in Ridgefield, CT, and a member of the Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies.

About Boehringer Ingelheim

The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 145 affiliates and more than 44,000 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.

As a central element of its culture, Boehringer Ingelheim pledges to be socially responsible. Involvement in social projects, caring for employees and their families, and providing equal opportunities for all employees form the foundation of the global operations. Mutual cooperation and respect, as well as environmental protection and sustainability, are intrinsic factors in all of Boehringer Ingelheim’s endeavors.

In 2011, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of about $17.1 billion (13.2 billion euro). R&D expenditure in the business area of Prescription Medicines corresponds to 23.5 percent of its net sales.

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