Sharon Norton

Sharon Norton


Director, companion animal research


Diamond V

Presentation Description:

Through pet parent eyes: Validating postbiotic efficacy with an in-home concept and usage method — Sharon Norton, director, companion animal research, Diamond V, shares quantitative and qualitative insights from an extended in-home concept and usage test comparing a placebo and a yeast-derived canine postbiotic supplement. Lear more about the correlation of pet-owner perceived changes in their dog’s health, wellness and vitality attributes along with gut microbiome changes.


Norton is the director of companion animal research and technical support for Diamond V in the Cargill Health Technologies (CHT) group. She leads the advancement of evidence-based research across all CHT companion animal initiatives. She has 34 years of experience in product and program development in pet, agricultural and human nutrition sectors at Cargill Animal Nutrition, the Mathile Institute for the Advancement of Human Nutrition, Proctor & Gamble, the IAMS Company and Wayne Feeds. She has authored many peer-reviewed papers, whitepapers, technical bulletins and has been a featured presenter at many scientific and industry conferences and keynote addresses.