Pamela Ruegg receives the Zinpro Award for Excellence in Dairy Science

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Champaign, IL (June 1, 2023)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Pamela Ruegg as the 2023 recipient of the Zinpro Award for Excellence in Dairy Science. The award will be presented on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, during the awards ceremony at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The Zinpro Award for Excellence in Dairy Science was created to recognize outstanding research in dairy production or manufacturing contributing to improvement or care of dairy cattle and development and improvement of processes, products, equipment, methods, handling, and sanitation. The winner must have made meritorious scientific contributions or discoveries pertaining to dairy production, manufacturing, and technology. These contributions may be published research data, plans, processes, devices, or inventions significant and beneficial to the dairy industry through either theory or practical application and may have been made while the winner was employed in public and/or private institutions and/or industry. The winner must also have published the research during the 10 calendar years immediately prior to the year of the award and must be and have been a member of ADSA for at least five successive years.

Pamela Ruegg, DVM, MPVM, holds the David J. Ellis Endowed Chair in Antimicrobial Resistance and Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. She previously served as chair of the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University and spent 20 years as a professor and extension milk-quality specialist in the Department of Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her professional work is focused on improving dairy animal health and farm sustainability. Her research is focused on ensuring responsible antibiotic usage on dairy farms by identifying animal, environmental, and pathogenic factors that can be manipulated to reduce disease risk and to provide evidence-based recommendations for mastitis treatments.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and Zinpro Corporation present Pamela Ruegg with the 2023 Zinpro Award for Excellence in Dairy Science.

About the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)

The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) is an international organization of educators, scientists, and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive, and health requirements of the world’s population. It provides leadership in scientific and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry.