Clothilde Villot is a young research scientist in Animal Science. She has recently completed a PhD at INRA in France (supported by Lallemand, Terrena & Valorex), that focussed on non-invasive indicators of Subacute Ruminale Acidosis (SARA) and how can we improve SARA diagnosis on-farm. She developed models combining rumen’s peripheral parameters in order to accurately predict SARA. She also deal with rumen pH kinetics measured by reticulo-rumen pH sensors and she developed relative rumen pH indicators overtaking variability from technique of pH measurement and animal variability. Therefore, relative rumen pH indicators can correctly be used and compared between studies, animals and experiments. With an engineering diploma in animal production, Clothilde spent previously 9 months in the USA working for Alltech on the rumen nitrogen recycling function in dairy cows studied with in-vitro techniques. She also have specific background on equine nutrition acquired at the research unit URANIE (AgroSup-Dijon, France). She is starting a post-doc with Lallemand and Dr Michael Steele at the University of Alberta in Canada. At the interface between research and technical support, she is still working on SARA topic and she is developing her knowledges in early-life nutrition and management in order to improve gut health in calves.