Dr. Paul Yeske has been chosen to receive the Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award, which is given every year by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and Pfizer Animal Health in recognition of an individual’s scientific contributions to swine health and management.

 Yeske maintains a veterinary practice at the Swine Vet Center in St. Peter, Minn., and is active in the field of swine health management, with a particular focus on disease control and eradication research. He publishes in numerous journals and is a member of the PRRS Eradication Task Force and Production Animal Disease Risk Assessment Program Committee for the American Association of Swine Practioners.

 Yeske holds a master of science in swine medicine from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He earned his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Iowa State University. He has also completed the executive veterinary program at the University of Illinois.

The award will be presented at the international Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, which takes place September 18-21, 2010, in St. Paul, Minn.