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November 21, 2014
Steve Henry, DVM, was named as the 2014 Iowa State University (ISU) Science with Practice Award winner at last week’s ISU Swine Disease Conference. Henry is president and partner with the Abilene Animal Hospital PA in Abilene, KS, and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology at Kansas State University (KSU).
The award was presented by Alex Ramirez, DVM, associate rofessor in Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine at ISU. “Henry is a highly recognized and respected practitioner who works with clients of all sizes,” Ramirez said. “He is one to always ask questions yet takes the time to try and find the needed answers. He is always eager to share his knowledge and findings with anyone. He is the author of many papers and book chapters on swine medicine and is a frequent seminar presenter in North, Central and South America. He truly is focused on evidence-based clinical practice and enjoys every opportunity he has to help mentor many. Many students have been through his well respected practice.”
Henry has been recognized as the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Swine Practitioner of the Year, earned the AASV Howard W. Dunne Memorial Award, the Leman Science in Practice Award, and the Allied Industry Award from the Kansas Pork Association. His alma matter, KSU, recognized Henry with the Joseph A. Bogue Memorial Award, Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus Award, and named him an Alumni Fellow in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Ramirez noted that Henry has served on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee, the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents, as well as being a part of various Pork Producers Council committees and Department of Agriculture committees. He is a member of AASV’ pharmaceutical-issues and foreign-animal-disease committees and has served as chair of the Expert Panel on Canine and Feline Vaccines. He is a member of the National Academies of Practice, a fellow of the Morris Animal Foundation, and a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Swine Health Management.
Henry has also been a renowned cellist for 35-plus years, performing for the Salina Symphony Orchestra.
The Science with Practice Award was established in 2006 and was derived from language of the ISU seal which emphasizes infusing science into the practice of all university disciplines. The award recognizes exemplary integration of science and the art of veterinary practice to benefit swine productivity and welfare.
Previous Science with Practice award winners include:
2006 Roy Schultz, DVM, MS, Avoca, IA
2007 Bernard J. Curran, DVM (posthumously), Park View, IA
2008 Mark J. Engle, DVM, MS, De Soto, KS
2009 Craig J. Rowles, DVM, Carroll, IA
2010 Daryl Olsen, DVM, Audubon, IA
2011 Howard T. Hill, DVM, Iowa Falls, IA
2012 Hans Rotto, DVM, Ames, IA
2013 Paul Yeske, DVM, St. Peter, MN
Editor, National Hog Farmer
Lora is the editor of National Hog Farmer. She joined the National Hog Farmer editorial team in 1993, served as associate editor, managing editor, contributing editor, and digital editor before being named to the editor position in 2013. She has written and produced electronic newsletters for Farm Industry News, Hay & Forage Grower and BEEF magazines. She was also the founding editor of the Nutrient Management e-newsletter.
Lora grew up on a purebred Berkshire operation in southeastern South Dakota and promoted pork both as the state’s Pork Industry Queen and as an intern with the South Dakota Pork Producers Council. Lora earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from South Dakota State University in agricultural journalism and mass communications. She has served as communications specialist for the National Live Stock and Meat Board and as director of communications for the University of Minnesota College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences. During her career, Lora earned the Story of the Year award from the American Agricultural Editors’ Association and bronze award at the national level in the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ competition. She is passionate about providing information to support National Hog Farmer's pork producer readers through 29 electronic newsletter issues per month, the monthly magazine and nationalhogfarmer.com website.
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