Awards Milan 2019

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 Milan


Best oral presentation - prize sponsored by ESVC

Supraventricular tachycardia in 23 cats; comparison with 21 cats with atrial fibrillation (2004-2014)
V.F.J. Greet1, J.M.C. Sargent2, M. Brannick3, V. Luis Fuentes2
1Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists, Ringwood, United Kingdom
2The Royal Veterinary College, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Hatfield, United Kingdom
3Companion Care Vets, Ashford, United Kingdom

Second best oral presentation

Predictors of reoccurrence of congestive signs in dogs with ACVIM-Stage C myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD)
A. Franchini1, J. Abbott1, B. Tyrrell2, S. Rosenthal2, S. Lahmers1, G. Menciotti1, S. Crosara3, J. Häggström4, M. Borgarelli1
1Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, United States of America
2CVCA Cardiac Care for Pets, Leesburg, United States of America
3Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
4Department of Clinical Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Uppsala, Sweden

Best poster presentation

Identification of increased desmin aggregates consistent with intermediate filament dysfunction in feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
W.C. Cheng1, M. Dobromylskyj2, L.J. Wilkie1, V. Luis Fuentes1, D.J. Connolly1
1The Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, United Kingdom
2Finn Pathologists, Harleston, United Kingdom



Best oral presentation

Feline plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone: validation of a chemiluminescent assay and concentrations in cats with hypercortisolism, primary hypoadrenocorticism and other diseases
A.M. Tardo1, C.E. Reusch2, S. Galac3, S. Fornetti1, L. Giacomelli1, A. Tirolo1, D. Shehdula1, F. Fracassi1
1University of Bologna, Ozzano dell'Emilia - Bologna, Italy
2University of Zurich, Switzerland
3Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

Best poster presentation

Ultrasonographic evaluation of adrenal gland thickness in healthy dogs and in dogs with hyperadrenocorticism
L. Pérez-López1, J.R. Jaber2, A. Ravelo3, Y. Santos4, C. Melián4
1University Institute of Biomedical and Health Research, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
2Deparment of Morphology of University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
3Institute for Technological Development and Innovation in Communications, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
4Department of Animal Pathology, Veterinary Faculty, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain


Best oral presentation - sponsored by Nestle Purina

The pug breed demonstrates a worse response to treatment of protein-losing enteropathy than other breeds of dog
H. Swales1, D.J. Batchelor1, S. Campbell2, M. Kuijlaars3, R. Mellanby2, P.J.M. Noble1, S. Palantzi4, P. Silvestrini1, J. Stallwood5, A.J. German1
1Institute of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Neston, United Kingdom
2The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3Small Animal Hospital, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
4Davies Veterinary Specialists, Hitchin, United Kingdom
5School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Best poster presentations

Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) as a biomarker in dogs with chronic inflammatory enteropathies
A. Becher1, J.S. Suchodolski2, J.M. Steiner2, R.M. Heilmann3
1College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
2Texas A&M University, College Station, United States of America
3University of Leipzig, College of Veterinary Medic, Leipzig, Germany

A Novel Canine-Specific Model System to Study Intestinal P-Glycoprotein-Mediated Drug Transport
Y.M. Ambrosini1, D.C. Borcherding1, T. Atherly1, W.J. Shin2, H.J. Kim2, A. Jergens1, J.P. Mochel1, K. Allenspach1
1Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, United States of America
2University of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States of America


Best oral presentation

Investigation of the relationship between ionised and total calcium in dogs with ionised hypercalcaemia
C.T. Johnsen, T. Schnabel, A. Gow, J. del-Pozo, E. Milne, V. Macklin, C. Fisher, I. Handel, R. Mellanby
University of Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

Best poster presentation

C-Reactive Protein/Albumin ratio in canine acute pancreatitis
E. Gori, A. Pierini, I. Lippi, G. Ceccherini, F. Perondi, V. Marchetti
University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy


Best oral presentation

Systemic AA-amyloidosis in shelter cats and shedding of amyloid fibrils
F. Ferri1, C. Guglielmetti2, S. Ferro3, P.L. Acutis2, E. Gallo3, V. Fiore4, F. Iavazzo1, F. Folatti1, C. Callegari1, F. Porporato1, M. Mazza2, E. Zini5
1Istituto Veterinario di Novara, Granozzo con Monticello (Novara), Italy
2Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d'Aosta, Turin, Italy
3Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Sciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
4La Cincia, Avigliana (Turin), Italy
5Department of Animal Medicine, Production and Health, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

Best poster presentation

Polycythemia is uncommon in dogs with chronic hypoxic pulmonary disease
S.J. Viitanen, H.P. Laurila, S. Holopainen, M.M. Rajamäki
University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland


Best oral presentations

Non-obstructive 'acute on chronic' kidney disease in the cat: is it possible to predict survival?
M.R. Faucher1, J. Renard1, A. Combes1, D. Concordet2, B.S. Reynolds2
1Alliance Clinic, Bordeaux, France
2INTHERES, Toulouse University, Toulouse, France

Immune-complex glomerulonephritis in cats: a retrospective study based on clinico-pathological data and morphological features
F. Rossi1, L. Aresu2, V. Martini3, D. Trez4, R. Zanetti4, L.M. Coppola5, F. Ferri1, E. Zini6
1Istituto Veterinario di Novara, Granozzo con Monticello, Italy
2Department of Veterinary Science, University of Turin, Grugliasco (TO), Italy
3Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, via dell’Università, Lodi, Italy
4Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science, University of Padova, Vi, Agripolis Legnaro (PD), Italy
5Department of Animal Medicine, Production and Health, viale dell'Università 16, Agripolis Legnaro (PD), Italy
6Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zuri, Zurich, Switzerland


Best oral presention - sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

Clinical and epidemiological features of the first reported outbreaks of feline calicivirus virulent systemic disease in Australia and in vitro efficacy of three antiviral compounds: nitazoxanide, 2'-C-methylcytidine and NITD-008
M. Bordicchia1, T.M. Fumian2, M. Shi1, J.A. Beatty1, J.M. Norris1, E.C. Holmes2, P.A. White2, V.R. Barrs1
1University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia
2University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Second best oral presentation

Correlation of feline coronavirus shedding in faeces with serum coronavirus antibody titre
S. Felten1, U. Klein-Richers1, R. Hofmann-Lehmann2, M. Bergmann1, S. Unterer1, N. Pantchev3, C.M. Leutenegger4, K. Hartmann1
1Clinic of Small Animal Medicine, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany
2Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland
3IDEXX Vet Med Labor GmbH, Ludwigsburg, Germany
4IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., West Sacramento, United States of America

Best poster presentation

Canine urine culture and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns over an eight-year period: increasing antimicrobial and multidrug resistance
P.J. Guzmán Ramos1, R.E. Shiel1, C. Fernández Pérez2, J.I. Ballester Aguado3, A.M. Ríos Boeta4, N. Ruiz-Duro5, G. Oriz-Díez3
1School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
2Hospital Universitario Clínico San Carlos (Servicio de Medicina Preventiva), Madrid, Spain
3Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Madrid, Spain
4Hospital Veterinario Puchol, Madrid, Spain
5Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Madrid, Spain


Jan Rothuizen Award

Prevalence of bactibilia in apparently healthy dogs
E. Verwey1, A. Gal2, F. Kettner1, W.J. Botha3, P. Pazzi4
1Tygerberg Animal Hospital, Cape town, South Africa
2University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, United States of America
3Panorama Veterinary Clinic and Specialist Centre, Cape town, South Africa
4University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Best oral presentations

Hyaluronic acid as a liver function test to asses extrahepatic portosystemic shunt closure in dogs after surgical attenuation
N. Devriendt, G. Serrano, E. Meyer, D. Paepe, H. de Rooster
Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Lactulose drives a reversible reduction and qualitative modulation of the faecal microbiota diversity in healthy dogs
M.F. Ferreira, S. Salavati Schmitz, J.J. Schoenebeck, D.N. Clements, S.M. Campbell, D.E. Gaylor, R.J. Mellanby, A. Gow, M. Salavati
The University of Edinburgh, Roslin, Scotland