William Thatcher, ACT member and emeritus graduate research professor in the University of Florida Department of Animal Sciences, was recognized for his work with cattle at the 2015 World Dairy Expo, held Sept. 29-Oct. 3 in Madison, Wis. Thatcher, who is considered one of the world’s leading experts in animal reproduction, played a key role in establishing links between the intake of fatty acids by dairy cows and their effects on improving reproduction.
The mission of the ACT is to promote animal well-being, reproductive health, responsible breeding and genetic practices, and efficient management of breeding-age animals in agriculture, veterinary practice, zoos, preserves, and ecosystems. In particular, the ACT envisions development of focus areas in theriogenology to incorporate the following in theriogenology/reproductive medicine:
1. Population control for domestic and non-domestic animals including feral animals, free-ranging and captive wildlife.
2. Genomics in livestock and companion animal practice.
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