Ukranian veterinarian wins prestigious award

(16.02.2007) The Merial Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Prize was awarded to Dr Vitaliy Dubinskyy from Lviv, Ukraine

The award was presented by Dr Marie-Pascale Tiberghien of Merial and Dr Robert Back of the Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Foundation, on the occasion of the 24th World Buiatrics Congress (WBC) in Nice, France. Dr Dubinskyy will use the award for a postgraduate educational stay at the Hanover Veterinary School (Germany).

In Hanover, Dr Dubinskyy will train in conventional clinical examination, herd health management and special laboratory practice, under the guidance of Dr Martin Hölterschinken. Dr Dubinskyy said "This will be of great benefit for me as well as for Ukranian students at the Lviv Veterinary Faculty, who will also profit from my newly acquired skills and knowledge”.

Awarded every two years, the Merial Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Award takes the shape of a €12,500 grant presented by Merial to a young and promising veterinarian from a developing country, who has made an important contribution to research in bovine medicine. The grant may be used either for an educational stay in a Veterinary Institute or as a scholarship in the field of buiatrics research.

Vitaliy Dubinskyy follows in the steps of several other young veterinarians rewarded by Merial since 1996.

Previous Merial Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Award winners were:

Dr. Gabriel Turasha from the University of Nairobi (Kenya), for his work in the Loita Animal Health project that will save the lives of at least 10,000 calves, 20,000 sheep and 15,000 goats per year in the Loita region of West Kenya.

The award has enabled the purchase of basic laboratory equipment and has supported the training provided by Dr. Turasha. Thanks to the Gustav Rosenberger Fund, the Loita livestock project is set to become a self-supporting animal health service for Maasai livestock owners in the Loita region. (Awarded at the Buiatrissima event in Berne, Switzerland, in 2005).

Dr. Marian Kusenda from the University in Kosice (Slovakia), for a two-year stay at the Hanover Clinic for Diseases of Cattle. The award helped him to widen his cooperation with the Clinic and to participate in the programme for resident students of the European College for Bovine Health Management. (22nd WBC in Hanover, Germany, 2002).

Dr. Harry Birgel, Jr. of the Veterinary Faculty, University of São Paolo (Brazil), for several research projects including the characterization of the bovine haemoglobin types and the influence of pregnancy, parturition and puerperium in the haemogram of Saanen goats. (21st WBC in Punta del Este, Uruguay, 2000).

Dr. Tanu Pinyopummintr of the Nong Pho Animal Hospital (Thailand) to support his scientific research at the Nong Pho Animal Hospital. (20th WBC in Sydney, Australia, 1998).

Dr. Pavol Mudron from Kosice (Slovakia), to study at the Hanover Clinic for Diseases of Cattle and carry out research on vitamin E and the Fatty liver syndrome. (19th WBC in Edinburgh, UK, 1996)

The Gustav Rosenberger Foundation

Gustav Rosenberger (1909-1983) was Professor at the Hanover Veterinary School and Head of the Clinic for Cattle Diseases. He became famous for his textbooks "Clinical examination of cattle” (1964) and "Diseases of Cattle” (Krankheiten des Rindes, 1970). Gustav Rosenberger founded the World Association for Buiatrics at the first congress on cattle diseases in 1960 in Hannover. From 1962 to 1978, he was secretary of the World Association for Buiatrics.

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