Angela Lees (left) was presented the Annual Ralph Hood Award for 2015 by Ralph’s wife Patricia at the Animal Health Australia Annual General Meeting
Angela Lees (left) was presented the Annual Ralph Hood Award for 2015 by Ralph’s wife Patricia at the Animal Health Australia Annual General Meeting

One of our PhD candidates, Angela Lees, was presented with the Ralph Hood Award for 2015 from Animal Health Australia in recognition of her research on improving health and wellbeing for feedlot cattle. The award recognises leadership potential and a strong commitment to improve animal health in Australia. Angela’s work has focused on the development of new management tools to assess and manage heat stress in cattle. She is also investigating the potential benefits of using probiotic feed supplements to promote animal health, wellbeing and production efficiency. Angela will use the Ralph Hood Award to attend animal science and dairy conferences in the USA and Australia. Angela will use the award to conduct a pilot study to investigate the use of probiotics on dairy cow health and performance during heat stress.

Angela was nominated for the award by the Australian Lot Feeders Association (ALFA), in recognition of her research work in feedlot cattle. In reference to the award Angela said “Words cannot express my appreciation of ALFA’s efforts into supporting my nomination in the Ralph Hood Award. This is truly an incredible opportunity and I am extremely grateful for the opportunities that this award will provide me.”

The award honours the memory of Ralph Hood, a former CEO of Animal Health Australia, who passed away in February 2010. In recognition of Ralph’s contribution, the award is designed to encourage and support a commitment to Australia’s national animal health system.
 

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