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Staff Spotlight: Jan Shearer

Jan Shearer is passionate about animal welfare and treating lameness in cattle. As an extension dairy veterinarian at Iowa State, he has spent the last 15 years of his career helping Iowans develop protocols that prevent lameness and address the issue when it arises.

"Despite the significance of lameness on the performance, profit, and welfare of cattle, it remains one of the most neglected issues,” said Shearer. “I have devoted my career to helping educate students and the cattle industry about prevention and treatment of lameness.”

While serving as a veterinarian at the University of Florida, Shearer developed a much-needed program to help educate the industry, called the “Master Hoof Care Technician Program.”

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Jan Shearer with beef cattle.