Equine Science Award
Univeristy: Louisiana State University
Section Awarded: National
Donald L. Thompson Jr., Equine Science Award
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Donald L. Thompson, Jr. studied at Rutgers University, Colorado State University, and Johns Hopkins University. He was hired as an Assistant Professor of Animal Science at Louisiana State University in 1980. His research program has focused on basic and applied aspects of equine reproductive physiology and endocrinology. Don has earned numerous research and teaching awards. He served on the Board of Directors of the Equine Science Society, and was Secretary-Treasurer, vice-president, and president from 1995 to 1999. Don served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Animal Science, as Associate Editor of the Animal Growth, Physiology, and Reproduction section of the journal, and Division Editor for that section through August, 2010.