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Animal Science Student Wins International Competition

May 02, 2008

Jamie Douglas, an SIUC senior in Animal Science, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Alltech, a global corporation specializing in animal and human nutrition. Douglas was one of 700 entrants from approximately 80 universities around the world competing for the scholarship. Her entry focused on the compilation of information about the effects of fescue poisoning on beef cattle production. Douglas plans to enter graduate school to further her education and continue studying fescue toxicosis. While writing her paper, Douglas stated she drew on her experiences as an undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Karen Jones, an animal scientist in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Jones has focused much of her research on how fungus (often found in fescue) impacts the reproductive health of cattle. Douglas stated it just made sense to compile all the information on this timely subject and put it all into one place for researchers and producers.