Awards Malta 2017

This year, BSAVA have 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.

Awards Malta



Best Oral Communication kindly sponsored by Nestle Purina

Vitamin D receptor expression in the dog and the effect of intestinal inflammation
J.A. Cartwright, A.G. Gow, E. Milne, N. Macintyre, S. Smith, I. Handel, R.J. Mellanby


Oral communication

Long-term impact of tylosin on the faecal microbiota of healthy dogs
A.C. Manchester1, J. Suchodolski2, J.M. Steiner2, C.B. Webb1, J.A. Lidbury2
1Colorado State University, FORT COLLINS, United States of America
2Texas A&M University, COLLEGE STATION, United States of America

Poster communication

Fasting and postprandial variations of plasma TLI, cobalamin and folate concentration in healthy beagle dogs
F. Jolivet1, B. Rannou2, J. Dahan1, D. Concordet3, O. Dossin1
1Ecole Vétérinaire, TOULOUSE, France
2Laboratoire de Biologie Médicale, VetAgro Sup, University of Lyon, LYON, France
3TOXALIM, Université de Toulouse, INRA, ENVT, UPS, TOULOUSE, France




Best oral communication - ESVIM

Development of respiratory dysbiosis as cats transition from healthy to asthmatic airways
A.I. Vientos-Plotts, A.C. Ericsson, C. Reinero, H. Rindt, M.E. Grobman
University Of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, COLUMBIA, MO, United States of America

Best oral communication - ISCAID

Is urine culture the poor man's blood culture? Concordance between parallel canine blood and urine cultures
N.R. Barash, A.J. Birkenheuer, J. Megan
North Carolina State University, RALEIGH, United States of America

Best poster communication - ESVIM

Reflux aspiration can be detected in lungs of dogs with respiratory disease
M. Määttä1, H.P. Laurila1, S. Holopainen1, L.I. Lilja-Maula1, M. Melamies1, S.J. Viitanen1, L.R. Johnson2, N. Koho1, M. Neuvonen1, M. Niemi1, M.M. Rajamäki1
1University of Helsinki, HELSINKI, Finland
2University of California, DAVIS, United States of America

Best poster communication - ISCAID

First documentation of cytochrome B gene mutations associated with atovaquone and azithromycin treatment in Cytauxzoon felis
A.N. Hartley, H.S. Marr, A.J. Birkenheuer
College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, RALEIGH, United States of America



The ESVNU awards are kindly sponsored by

Fibroblast growth factor 23 and symmetric dimethylarginine in feline chronic kidney disease.
H.J. Sargent, J. Elliott, Y.M. Chang, R.E. Jepson
Royal Veterinary College, LONDON, United Kingdom

Whole genome sequencing of Escherichia coli isolated from the urinary tract of individual dogs over time
T. Johnstone, D. Bulach
University of Melbourne, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, WERRIBEE, Australia



Beste poster communication

Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of the canine prostate - a useful sampling method for molecular biological analysis?
H. Thiemeyer1, J.T. Schille1, L.K. Harder1, S.O. Hungerbuehler1, R. Mischke1, M. Hewicker-Trautwein2, B. Brenig3, J. Beck4, E. Schütz4, L. Taher5, H. Murua Escobar6, I. Nolte1
1Small Animal Clinic, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, HANNOVER, Germany
2Institute of Pathology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, HANNOVER, Germany
3Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Georg-August-University Göttingen, GÖTTINGEN, Germany
4Chronix Biomedical, Göttingen, GÖTTINGEN, Germany
5Department of Biology, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, ERLANGEN, Germany
6Department of Medicine, Clinic III-Hematology/Oncology/Palliative Care, Rostock, ROSTOCK, Germany


Best oral communication - ESVC award 800 euros

Major histocompatibility complex class II haplotypes associated with remodelling in Cavalier King Charles spaniels with chronic valvular heart disease.
L. Bree1, R.E. Shiel1, A.T. French2, L.J. Tong3, J. Prieto-Ramos2, L.J. Kennedy4
1University Veterinary Hospital, University College Dublin, DUBLIN, Ireland
2Small Animal Hospital, University of Glasgow, GLASGOW, Scotland
3Murdoch University, MELVILLE, Australia
4Glasgow University, GLASGOW, Scotland

Second best oral communication - ESVC award 800 euros & BSAVA Book

Usefulness of colour TDI at the level of lateral atrial tissue as a predictor of future development of atrial fibrillation in dogs
J. Neves1, P. Pedro2, X. Navarro-Cubas1, E. Bode1, J. Dukes-Mcewan1
1University of Liverpool, NESTON, United Kingdom
2Willows Vets, SOLIHULL, United Kingdom

Best poster communication - ESVC award 250 euros & BSAVA Book

Retrospective analysis of pulmonary hypertension in cats with left-sided congestive heart failure
T. Vezzosi1, K.E. Schober2
1University of Pisa, SAN PIERO A GRADO (PI), Italy
2The Ohio State University, Department of veterinary Clinical Sciences, COLUMBUS (OHIO), United States of America



Best Oral Communication

Molecular prognostic markers in canine cortisol-secreting adrenocortical tumours
K. Sanders, E. Teske, K. Cirkel, B. van Nimwegen, M.C.M. Uijens, H.S. Kooistra, J.A. Mol, J.W. Hesselink, S. Galac
Utrecht University, UTRECHT, Netherlands

Second best Oral Communication

The use of a TRH stimulation test, with measurement of plasma concentrations of growth hormone and thyroid stimulating hormone, to differentiate between primary hypothyroidism and non-thyroidal illness in dogs.
T. Pijnacker, C.F. Vermeulen, M. van der Vinne, H.S. Kooistra, J.A. Mol
Utrecht University, UTRECHT, Netherlands

Best Posters

Evaluation of one portable blood glucose meter and one portable glucose-ketones meter in dogs
F. del Baldo, E. Malerba, S. Corradini, I. Rovatti, A. Zeppi, F. Dondi, F. Fracassi
University of Bologna, OZZANO DELL'EMILIA, Italy

Evaluation of one portable blood glucose meter and one portable glucose-ketones meter in cats
E. Malerba, F. del Baldo, S. Corradini, A. Zeppi, I. Rovatti, F. Dondi, F. Fracassi
University of Bologna, OZZANO DELL'EMILIA, Italy



Best oral communication
Identification of ILF2 autoantibodies as a promising biomarker for autoimmune disease in dogs
H.D. Bremer1, N. Landegren2, R. Sjöberg3, Å. Hallgren2, G. Andersson1, I. Lilliehöök1, O. Kämpe2, K. Lindblad-Toh4, H. Hansson-Hamlin1
1Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, UPPSALA, Sweden
2Karolinska Institutet, STOCKHOLM, Sweden
3Science for Life Laboratory, KTH- Royal Institute of Technology, STOCKHOLM, Sweden
4Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, CAMBRIDGE, United States of America

Best poster communication
Reproducibility of urinary sediment examination: stain versus bright field and phase contrast
M. Giraldi, P. Rossetti, T. Vitiello, P. Scarpa
University of Milan, MILAN, Italy



Best Oral Communication won the Jan Rothuizen award sponsored by Hill's 500 euros

Ciclosporin in the treatment of canine chronic hepatitis
T. Ullal1, Y. Ambrosini2, C.R.L. Leveille-Webster2, D.C. Twedt1
1Colorado State University, SARATOGA, United States of America
2Tufts University, GRAFTON, United States of America


Prednisolone therapy for chronic hepatitis in the English Springer Spaniel: A prospective study of 14 cases.
W.A. Bayton1, A. Wilson2, H. Fieten3, N.H. Bexfield4, P.J. Watson1
1University of Cambridge, CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom
2Craig Robinson Vets, CARLISLE, United Kingdom
3University of Utrecht, UTRECHT, Netherlands
4University of Nottingham, LOUGHBOROUGH, United Kingdom

Investigation into hepatocyte expression and prognostic significance of senescence marker p21 in canine chronic hepatitis
A.J. Kortum, E.A. Cloup, F. Constantino-Casas, P.J. Watson
University of Cambridge, CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom




The VBPS award of € 5.000,00 is kindly sponsored by


HDO - Blood Pressure and Pulse Wave Analysis (PWA) - Award

Hanna Piel, TiHo Hannover

Agreement of high definition oscillometry (HDO), conventional oscillometry (petMAP) and Doppler ultrasound flow monitor (DOP) with direct arterial blood pressure (ABP) measurement at different pressure and systemic vascular resistance index (SVRI) ranges in awake and anesthetized beagle dogs