Zinpro Corporation announces that Chris Ashworth, D.V.M., has joined the company as a ruminant veterinarian. In this position, he provides beef, feedlot and dairy customers with training and technical support on the latest research results, current production trends and information related to optimal ruminant production and Zinpro Performance Minerals use. In addition, he assists with the company’s ruminant research efforts and works with sales and marketing teams to develop technical materials and presentations.
“Our beef and dairy customers now have another exceptionally knowledgeable person available to them among our talented Research and Nutritional Services team to answer questions and provide solutions,” says Dr. Connie Larson, RNS ruminant manager – North America. “After more than 30 years working with producers on technical and veterinary issues related to ruminants, Chris has a highly regarded and well-established reputation in the industry. For example, he currently sits on the planning committees for the High Plains Dairy Conference and the Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conferences.”
Dr. Ashworth has worked in both private and public sectors, serving as a clinical assistant professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and manager of veterinary technical services for several global animal-health and nutrition companies. He currently serves on the animal welfare committees of the U.S. Animal Health Association, the National Cattleman’s Beef Association, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association. In addition, he owns a purebred registered seedstock Black Angus operation.
Ashworth earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Louisiana State University. Among a diversified set of skills in diagnostics, his areas of expertise include animal welfare, heat stress abatement and farm profitability.