Mike McCabe, DVM, has joined an expanding team of experienced animal health professionals at Algal Scientific, a world leader in algae-based technology for animal and human health. He brings 24 years of domestic and international experience in animal health, pharmaceuticals, vaccines and genetics.

As vice president of animal health and nutrition, Dr. McCabe will lead the Algamune™ business unit. Algamune is the world’s first beta glucan produced commercially from algae. Beta glucan is well known to support immune function in swine, poultry and aquaculture production. Global research and livestock trials have demonstrated Algamune’s positive effect on growth rates, feed conversion ratios and resistance to disease challenges in livestock.

“Dr. McCabe’s extensive experience in animal health and nutrition will be a significant asset to our company,” said Geoff Horst, chief executive officer of Algal Scientific. “His expertise will escalate our work and commitment to improving the health, welfare and performance of livestock in the United States and around the world.”

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Prior to joining Algal Scientific, Dr. McCabe served in a variety of management, sales, marketing, technical support, research and development roles with Abbott Animal Health, Merial and Genus. He earned his veterinary medical degree from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a degree in chemistry from Drake University.

“Helping livestock producers maximize the health and performance of their animals has always been my focus,” Dr. McCabe says. “I’m excited about this opportunity to work with an emerging company that is committed to bringing a new level of science to nutrition-based immune health.”