Awards 2023

This year, BSAVA has kindly provided two prizes per society, comprising a book (chosen by the award winner) from the BSAVA series.  The prize is intended to be given for an oral or porster presentation, and can be for a first, second or third prize.  For instance, where a society also has awards sponsored by other companies (see below), the BSAVA award is usually given for the second or third prize.


Oral abstract awards     

Anna Karina Weidinger
Comparison of antibody response after feline panleukopenia virus vaccination in kittens with and without gastrointestinal parasitic infection

Jacqueline Tam
Leptospira in community and privately-owned cats in Hong Kong: serology and urinary shedding

Jasmin Wenderlein         
Detection of pathogenic Leptospira spp. serogroups in Europe between 2017 and 2020 applying a gene-based molecular approach

Poster abstract awards


Jacqueline Tam
Leptospira in dogs in Hong Kong: serology and urinary shedding

Aline Fastrès     
Impact of DNA extraction methods and culture-independent approaches on canine lung mycobiota analysis

Clara Jiménez
The effect of oclacitinib and ciclosporin A on IL-17a production against Leishmania infantum stimulated canine blood



Oral abstract awards     


Iida Niinikosky 
Assessment of risk factors for sleep-disordered breathing in dogs

Aline Fastrès     
Lung microbiota assessment in dogs with bronchomalacia

Marieke Knies  
Prevalence of persistent hypertension and situational hypertension in a population of elderly cats in The Netherlands 


Poster abstract awards

Grégor Boot     
Clinical manifestations, endoscopic findings and outcome of palatine tonsil crypt foreign bodies in dogs: 7 cases (2020-2022)

Esther López Bailén       
Outcome and prognostic factors in dogs diagnosed with immune-mediated thrombocytopenia in Ireland (2009-2020)

Arthur Petitpre 
Dorsomedial nasopharyngeal masses with a benign appearance in dogs: a retrospective study of 99 cases (2019-2022).


Oral abstract awards     

MSD award for Best oral presentation in ESVE stream, clinical research category           
Stefania Golinelli             
Addition of cabergoline to trilostane treatment for dogs with pituitary-dependent hypercortisolism

MSD award for Best oral presentation in ESVE stream, basic research category
Paul Norman   
A genome-wide association study investigating the genetic basis of hyperthyroidism in domestic cats.

Second best oral presentation

Alice Watson   
Identification of somatic mutations in feline adrenal tumours causing primary hyperaldosteronism

Poster abstract awards

Miguel Carvalho             
Interpretation of screening tests for hypercortisolism by first-opinion western european veterinary surgeons


Oral abstract award       

Mario Cervone 
Lipiduria in dogs and cats: an incidental or pathological finding?              

Poster abstract award  

Nicole Steffensen           
Immune-modulatory effect of doxycycline on canine neutrophils: Impact on neutrophil extracellular trap formation, reactive oxygen species production and killing efficiency on Staphylococcus aureus


Jan Rothuizen award for best oral abstract
Anna-Lena Proksch       
Cobalamin status derangements in dogs with portosystemic shunt                              

Second best oral presentation

Florian Bedel     
Prevalence of canine cholangitis/cholangiohepatitis, a retrospective study based on 263 liver biopsy cases (2013-2021)                            

Poster abstract awards

Giulia Cattaneo               
A retrospective study investigating the grade and temporal progression of feline gall bladder sludge and association with concurrent disease


Connor Hawes 
The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in cats with CKD 

Lorna Hardy     
Interpreting discordant SDMA and creatinine concentrations in relation to GFR in cats


Oral abstract awards     

Federica Cagnasso         
Investigation of fecal microbiome and metabolome perturbations in dogs with protein-losing enteropathy                            

Poster abstract awards

David Díaz-Regañón     
Interrelation between microbiota and intraepithelial and lamina propria duodenal T-lymphocytes in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease

Eirini Chrysovergi
Serial evaluation of the effects of antibiotic use on the intestinal microbiome in kittens   using the feline dysbiosis index


Oral abstract awards     

Giovanni Grosso             
Echocardiographic evaluation of main pulmonary artery and right pulmonary artery size in dogs with pulmonary hypertension

Sophie Goodrich             
Incidence of restenosis and associated risk factors in dogs undergoing balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonic stenosis

Rachel Carter   
Combined physical examination variables and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide in predicting cardiac disease in asymptomatic cats with murmurs

Francesca Edgerton       
Investigation of the indications for and outcome of ambulatory electrocardiography in a referral population of dogs                             

Poster abstract awards

Kyriacos Georgiades      
Clinical presentation and survival in dogs with acquired atrial septal defect secondary to myxomatous mitral valve disease                             

Lisa Alibrandi   
Smartphone-based 6-lead ECG: a new device for electrocardiographic recording in dogs

Noelia Costa-Rodriguez
Correlation of serum N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide with pulmonary hypertension in heartworm-infected dogs during adulticide treatment