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Hristov Recognized by the Journal of Dairy Science

Posted: June 25, 2014

Alexander Hristov, Professor of Dairy Nutrition in Penn State's Department of Animal Science, has been recognized by the Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) with its "Most Cited Award in Nutrition, Feeding and Calves." The award will be presented on Tuesday, July 22 at the Joint Annual Meeting in Kansas City.

The award is based on citations from publication through April 15, 2014 for the manuscript by Hristov, A. N., C. Lee, T. Cassidy, M. Long, K. Heyler, B. Corl, and R. Forster published in 2011, titled "Effects of lauric and myristic acids on ruminal fermentation, production, and milk fatty acid composition in lactating dairy cows," J. Dairy Sci.  94:382-395."

Hristov received his B.Sc., Higher Institute of Zooengineering and Veterinary Medicine, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria; and his Ph.D. in animal nutrition from the Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1993. He has been at Penn State since 2008, after having been associate professor in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science at the University of Idaho; a term research scientist and visiting scientist at Agriculture Canada, Lethbridge Research Centre, Canada; a visiting scientist with the US Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, Wisconsin and a research scientist with the Institute of Animal Sciences, Kostinbrod, Bulgaria.

Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), partnered to institute the award in 2011. The award formally recognizes contributors to JDS whose work significantly impacts research and the dairy industry, noting that the number of citations a published study receives is a valid indicator of its importance to its research community.

The official journal of the American Dairy Science Association(r), Journal of Dairy Science(r) (JDS) is the leading general dairy research journal in the world. JDS readers represent education, industry, and government agencies in more than 70 countries with interests in biochemistry, breeding, economics, engineering, environment, food science, genetics, microbiology, nutrition, pathology, physiology, processing, public health, quality assurance, and sanitation.