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Laurie Lawrence Receives Equine Nutrition Research Award

02 July 2015

US - The Equine Science Society (ESS) recently recognized Laurie Lawrence, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky, for her professional achievements in the equine industry.

The Equine Nutrition Research Award was presented to Lawrence during the 2015 ESS Symposium May 29, in St. Pete Beach, Fla.

The award is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association as part of its ongoing awards program, which dates back to 1948. Larry Mack of Seminole Feed, presented the award to Lawrence on behalf of AFIA.

Ms Lawrence, whose research efforts take place both in the US and abroad, focuses on equine nutrition, with her most recent research project concentrated on pasture-based feeding programs and forage utilization by young and mature horses.

Ms Lawrence is also a recent recipient of the University of Kentucky's Provost's Distinguished Service Professorship, one of the university's highest honors, and a well-known name in the equine industry, earning prestigious awards including: the American Society of Animal Science Fellow in 2011; American Society of Animal Science Equine Science Award in 2008; ESS Distinguished Service Award in 1999; and AFIA's Non-ruminant Nutrition Award in 1998. Lawrence also chaired the National Research Council's subcommittee, which revised the sixth edition of the "Nutrient Requirements of Horses" publication.

To date, Lawrence's basic and applied research programs have resulted in 90 peer reviewed journal publications, 21 book chapters and hundreds of scientific abstracts, research reports and articles.

Ms Lawrence received her associate degree in veterinary technology from the State University of New York at Delhi, bachelor's degree in animal science from Cornell University, and her master's degree and doctorate in animal nutrition from Colorado State University.

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