Andrea Brocklebank (BCRC Executive Director), Ryan Beierbach (BCRC Chair and producer near Whitewood, SK), Eugene Janzen (award recipient), Bob Lowe (Bear Trap Feeders near Nanton AB), Reynold Bergen (BCRC Science Director). (Submitted photo)

Veterinarian Honoured At Conference In London

A leader in beef cattle production and medicine has been awarded the 2018 Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation.

Dr. Eugene Janzen was honored Wednesday night at the 2018 Canadian Beef Industry Conference in London.

Dr. Janzen is currently a professor and researcher at the University of Calgary College of Veterinary Medicine and his most recent research interests include effective pain control in beef cattle, toe-tip necrosis syndrome in feedlot animals, and livestock welfare during transport.

As a veterinarian and scientist, Dr. Janzen has made substantial contributions to the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian beef industry.

He has contributed to a number of cattle health and welfare issues, including diseases and pathology of feedlot cattle, including bovine respiratory disease, neurological conditions and Mycoplasma bovis, diseases and pathology of cow-calf operations.

Dr. Janzen is considered one of the pioneers that worked to understand the health challenges in feedlot cattle.

His research underpins many of today’s feedlot health protocols, including the role of vaccines, antimicrobials and biosecurity measures.

His publication record includes more than 110 peer-reviewed publications and is frequently called upon to speak at or help organize conferences and events because of his talent and commitment to delivering relevant information to producers in understandable.