Awards Rotterdam 2018

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 Rotterdam


Jan Rothuizen award – sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition

Plasma renin activity and aldosterone concentration in primary hypoplasia of the portal vein with portal hypertension in dogs
K. Sato, M. Sakai, Y. Sakamoto, T. Watari
Nihon University, Fujisawa, Japan

Best oral abstracts

Development, validation, and application of an LC-MS/MS method for the quantitative determination of trans-4-hydroxy-l-proline in dogs with chronic hepatitis
Y.A. Lawrence1, J.A. Lidbury1, J.M. Steiner1, J. Suchodolski1, S. Shankar2, C.L. Klemashevich2
1Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Texas A&M University, College Station, United States of America
2Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, United States of America

Serum vitamin D, C-Reactive Protein, and von Willebrand's factor in dogs with inflammatory hepatopathies
Y. Ambrosini, C. Webster
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, North Grafton, United States of America 


Best oral abstract presentation

Assessing serum clusterin as a potential biomarker for canine lymphoma
K.A. McNaught, J.S. Morris, M. McLaughlin
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Second best oral abstract presentation

Tumor-specific microRNA expression in canine intestinal T-cell lymphomas and analysis of microRNA function in a canine T-cell lymphoma cell line
K. Weber1, M. Leipig-Rudolph2, D. Joos1
1LMU Munich, München, Germany
2Fachpraxis für Tierpathologie Bomhard/Pfleghaar, Munich, Germany


Best oral abstract presentation

Long-term survival and complications in end-stage tracheal collapse dogs treated with intraluminal self-expanding Wallstents
Y. Cui, M. Schneider, N. Hildebrandt, E. Hassdenteufel, N. Bauer, A. Moritz
Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germany

Best poster abstract presentation

Retrospective comparison of cats with feline asthma and chronic bronchitis in a clinic population (2003 - 2016)
M.S. Grotheer1, J. Hirschberger1, K. Hartmann1, N. Castelletti2, B. Schulz1
1Clinic of Small Animal Medicine, LMU University of Munich, München, Germany
2Department of Statistics, LMU University of Munich, Munich, Germany


Best oral abstract presentation – sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

Patterns of antimicrobial use for selected feline diseases in Switzerland in 2016
K. Schmitt1, H. Naegeli1, C. Lehner1, S. Schuller2, G. Schüpbach-Regula3, M. Mevissen4, R. Peter1, C.R. Müntener1, D.C. Demuth1, B. Willi5
1Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Vetsuisse Faculty, Zurich, Switzerland
2Division of Small Animal Internal Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, Bern, Switzerland
3Veterinary Public Health Institute (VPHI), Vetsuisse Faculty, Bern, Switzerland
4Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Vetsuisse Faculty, Bern, Switzerland
5Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, Zurich, Switzerland

Second best oral abstract presentation

Prevalence of feline coronavirus shedding and associated risk factors in catteries
S. Felten1, U. Klein1, M. Bergmann1, S. Unterer1, N. Pantchev2, C.M. Leutenegger3, K. Hartmann1
1Clinic of Small Animal Medicine, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany
2IDEXX Vet Med Labor GmbH, Ludwigsburg, Germany
3IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Ludwigsburg, Germany

Best poster abstract presentation

Use of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) in the early diagnosis of renal damage in canine leishmaniasis
J. Duque1, E. Soto1, B. Macías2, D. Casamian-Sorrosal3, P. Ruiz1, J.I. Cristobal1, R. Barrera-Chacón1
1University of Extremadura. Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Cáceres, Spain
2Centro de Cirugía de Mínima Invasión Jesús Usón, Cáceres, Spain
3Southfields Veterinary Specialists, Basildon, United Kingdom


Best oral abstract presentation

Inflammatory and pro-fibrotic pathway upregulation in an ischemic model of feline chronic kidney disease
B.N. Lourenco, J.L. Tarigo, J.B. Stanton, A.E. Coleman, C.A. Brown, D. Rissi, S.A. Brown, C.W. Schmiedt
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, United States of America

Second best oral abstract presentation

Ultrasound-guided subcutaneous ureteral bypass and microsurgical ureterotomy in cats with obstructive ureterolith
E.M. Butty, M.A. Labato
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, United States of America


Best oral abstract presentation – sponsored by Neste Purina

Treatment of Dogs with Acute Uncomplicated Diarrhea with Amoxicillin Clavulanate: A Prospective, Placebo-controlled, Randomized, Blinded Treatment Trial
M. Werner1, J. Suchodolski2, K. Hartmann1, S. Unterer1
1Clinic of Small Animal Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munich, Germany
2Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College Station, United States of America

Second best oral abstract presentation

Evaluation of plasma endocannabinoids in dogs with primary chronic enteropathies
E. Febo1, P.E. Crisi1, T. Bisogno2, F. Piscitelli2, M. Di Tommaso1, M. Pietra3, A. Gramenzi1, M. Maccarrone4, A. Boari1
1University of Teramo, Teramo, Italy
2Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pozzuoli, Italy
3University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
4Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Best poster abstract presentation

Proteomics of canine feces from healthy Boxer dogs: a pilot study
M. Cerquetella1, G. Rossi1, A. Spaterna1, B. Tesei1, A. Gavazza1, A. Marchegiani1, G. Pengo2, L. Scortichini1, A. Felicioli3, G. Sagratini1, M. Ricciutelli1, S. Vincenzetti1
1University of Camerino, Matelica, Italy
2S. Antonio Clinic, Madignano (CR), Italy
3University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy


Best oral abstract presentation

Corrected calcium as a predictor of hypocalcaemia in hypoalbuminaemic dogs
F. De Witte, P. Chapman
Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, Levittown, United States of America

Best poster abstract presentation

The salivary proteome in dogs with canine parvovirosis
L. Franco-Martínez1, E. Lamy2, Z. Yilmaz3, A. Coelho4, A. Tvarijonaviciute1, A. Horvatic5, N. Guillemin5, P.D. Eckersall5, M. Kocaturk3, D. Escribano1, F. Tecles1, S. Martínez-Subiela1, V. Mrljak5
1Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Clinical Pathology, Interlab-UMU, Murcia, Spain
2ICAAM - Institute of Mediterranean Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Évora, Portugal
3Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
4Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
5ERA Chair FP7, Internal diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia