Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Prestigious award for Professor Brian Perry

The University of Edinburgh’s Honorary Professor Brian Perry has won the 2012 Trevor Blackburn Award in recognition of his contributions to animal health and welfare.
Professor Perry (BVMS 1969, MSc 1975) is an international consultant specialising in livestock health and broader agricultural development issues in countries of the developing world.
For 20 years he led multidisciplinary programmes at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford, an Honorary Professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and a prolific author of scientific books.
The award honours Professor Perry’s personal commitment to poverty alleviation by tackling diseases of global significance.
In accepting the accolade, he thanked the British Veterinary Association, which made the award, for its “recognition of British veterinary contributions to sustainable and inclusive economic development in emergent nations of the world.”
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