Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has announced two new awards for veterinary surgeons which will be presented at the company's 2018 Expert Forum on Farm Animal Wellbeing in Sapporo, Japan (28th August - 1st September).

The Ruminant Wellbeing Achievement Award will be offered to a practising veterinary surgeon or a researcher in veterinary science, animal science or related disciplines to recognise his/her achievements in advancing the well-being of ruminants.

The Ruminant Wellbeing Research Award  will be offered to a recent PhD graduate in veterinary science, animal science or related disciplines that made an exceptional contribution to the scientific knowledge on ruminant well-being.

The winners will be awarded with a €10,000 cash prize. Travel expenses to attend the meeting and awards ceremony (which coincides with the World Buiatrics meeting) will also be covered.

Scott Deakin, Metacam brand manager at Boehringer said: "Farm animal wellbeing is at the heart of efficient and effective production and Boehringer is delighted to have led the way in raising the importance of this over the last 10 years and is committed to doing so for the next 10 years and beyond.

"By linking with the World Buiatrics Association for the first time and offering two awards at the Wellbeing Forum, we believe the company is offering an exciting and valuable opportunity for vets and we look forward to receiving a large number of interesting applications."

Veterinary surgeons can apply directly or nominate a colleague at:

An independent jury will decide on the winner. 

The deadline for applications is 28th February 2018.