“Lameness is one of the top welfare considerations and economic limitations in the U.S. dairy industry, negatively impacting involuntary culling rates, milk production, reproductive efficiency and overall costs of production.”
Dr. Tom Bass has worked for Renaissance Nutrition, Inc. since April of 2000, where his job responsibilities include veterinary and nutritional technical service and support to Renaissance clients, nutritionists and managers in its service areas across the USA and Ontario, Canada.
He received BS degrees in Animal Science and Biology from Virginia Tech, and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Thereafter, he went on to complete his Residency in Large Animal Clinical Nutrition at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and his PhD in nutrition at the same institution. His dissertation research focused on vitamin E supplementation in cattle during late gestation.