Dr. Thomas Tobin Receives National Industry Service Award

University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center's Thomas Tobin, MRCVS, PhD, Dipl. ABT, was named co-recipient of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) 2008 Industry Service Award at its annual meeting July 3 in Shepherdstown, W. Va. Tobin and Kent Stirling, executive director of the Florida HBPA, were co-honored for their longtime guidance on medication and testing issues in the equine industry.

For several years Tobin has served as a veterinary advisor to the National HBPA. Stirling is chairman of the National HBPA Medication Committee.

Tobin and Stirling co-authored a 108-page document for the National HBPA titled "Proposed National Policy for Drug Testing and Therapeutic Medication Regulation." The document was the third iteration on the subject. The 2002 version was published in a supplementary issue of the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science.

The National HBPA summer convention began June 30 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Shepherdstown. Tobin was also a speaker at the convention on July 1. The title of his presentation was "Thresholds: How We Got To Where We Are, and Where We Are Heading."

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