Seth Dunipace, a 2011 Penn Vet graduate, is the first veterinary student in more than 15 years to be awarded the prestigious Fulbright research grant. He will be spending the 2011-2012 academic year studying and conducting research in Denmark.
Dunipace, a native of California, developed a particular interest in swine farming while studying at Penn Vet. Last summer he traveled to Denmark to study that country’s methods of swine husbandry and medicine. He plans to go back and “further my understanding of management and veterinary practices of Danish swine farmers.”
A particular area of interest for the young researcher is decreasing the stillbirth rate of piglets born to Danish sows. The Swine Teaching and Research Center at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., is at the forefront of swine husbandry research and the teaching of swine production medicine, and is investigating alternative models of modern, humane swine husbandry.
Originally published on May 19, 2011