News last update:7 Aug 2012

Korver honored with poultry nutrition award

Dr. Douglas Korver, Ph.D., a poultry nutrition expert, was recognized for his professional achievements by the Poultry Science Association this week. Korver is an assistant professor of agricultural, food and nutritional science at the University of Alberta in Canada.

The Poultry Nutrition Research Award was presented to Korver during a ceremony in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on July 23. The award is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association, as part of its continuing awards program that dates to 1948.

Bone metabolism
Korver's other main area of research addresses avian bone metabolism. His research group has validated the use of quantitative computed tomography to measure distribution of bone mineral among various bone types in poultry. Assessing bone mineral density in live birds allows for a more efficient use of experimental birds than traditional methods. It also allows bone mineralization in individual birds to be followed through the various stages of production.

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