Karl Dawson (Alltech) awarded by ASAS
Dr. Karl Dawson, director of worldwide research at Alltech, was named a
2008 Fellow of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) in the industry
According to ASAS, this prestigious award recognises
distinguished service to the animal science and livestock industry over a long
period of time.
The award requires a minimum of twenty-five years membership
in the Society.Dawson was nominated for this year's award by Dr. Gary
Cromwell, professor of swine nutrition and coordinator of the swine section at
the University of
productive and enthusiastic scientist, Dawson has authored 80 peer-reviewed
articles, 25 book chapters, and 164 abstracts. He has been at the forefront of
examining the effect of feed additives on rumen fermentations.
his careful application of microbiological and biochemical principles, he found
that yeast cultures enhance beneficial ruminal microbial activities. This work
is the basis for much of the current usage of probiotic
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