Animal care advocates honoured

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Dr. Merle Olson was presented with the Award of Distinction for Innovation at the recent Livestock Care Conference.

The veterinarian and longtime farm animal care advocate was honoured for “his tireless efforts in the research, development, and commercialization of much-needed pharmaceutical options that are effective, economical, safe and practical, for pain management and parasite control in livestock,” the Alberta Farm Animal Care said in a release.

The Award of Distinction for Communication was given to Alberta Beef Quality Starts Here, the non-profit that delivers the Verified Beef Production Plus in the province. Jackie Wepruk, general manager of Lacombe-based National Farm Animal Care Council, received the Award of Distinction for Industry Leadership.

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