Lanes Health, manufacturer of clinically proven mobility supplement for horses LitoVet, is delighted to announce that the winner of the inaugural LitoVet Scientific Achievement Award is Dr Peter Clegg Professor of Equine Surgery and Deputy Head of the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool. The Award which was set up to recognise the person or group whose clinical or scientific work has made a substantial difference to the equine veterinary world was announced at the glittering annual Animal Health Trust (AHT) Equestrian Awards' gala dinner held at the Lancaster Hotel, London, last Thursday evening, 3rd November, 2011.

 

A panel of leading vets and scientists had the difficult task of assessing the contributions made to veterinary science by four worthy finalists and choosing a winner from among them. However, this year's judges: Dr Sue Dyson head of Clinical Orthopaedics in the centre for Equine studies at the Animal Health Trust, Dr Catherine Dunnett, of Independent Equine nutritionist, Dr Mark Vaudin Deputy CEO and Head of Research at the Animal Health Trust, Dr Pat Harris Head of Equine Studies group at Waltham, and Dr Celia Marr European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine and Associate at Rossdale and Partners, Editor-in-Chief of the Equine Veterinary Journal, concluded that Dr Clegg's research into equine orthopaedics, which focuses on identifying the basic mechanisms of injury and repair in equine joints and tendons, was judged worthy of the LitoVet Scientific Achievement Award in 2011.

 

Dr Vaudin, representing the panel said: "While each of the finalists had made outstanding contributions to Equine Veterinary Science and would also be worthy of this award, Dr Clegg's research work, coupled with his highly successful programme of post-graduate supervision, placed him as the clear winner on this occasion".

 

Upon receiving the Award Dr Clegg commented: "I am absolutely delighted and honoured to receive this award. Research is very much a team endeavor, and this award recognises the efforts of numerous PhD students, research assistants, and academic and veterinary colleagues who have contributed to the research which I have been fortunate enough to have been involved with over the last decade. I would like to thank both the selection committee, and the sponsors of the award for this prize."

 

Ali Howe, Equine business consultant with Lanes Health said: "The UK Equestrian Awards are well known for celebrating excellence and nothing can be more important to the ongoing health and welfare of our horses than advances in veterinary science so we wanted to set up an award to recognise the pursuit of excellence in this area. We were delighted at the standard of nominations and congratulate Dr Clegg on winning this inaugural award."

(Source: AHT Press)