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FECAVA announces recipients of 2017 Best Paper Awards
Shalien Jasani (UK) and Viktor Szatmári (Netherlands) won best original and best reprint paper.

Shalien Jasani and Viktor Szatmári won best original and best reprint paper

The recipients the 2017 Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Association (FECAVA) Best Paper Awards have been announced.

Shalien Jasani (UK) and Viktor Szatmári (Netherlands) won best original and best reprint paper, respectively, published in the European Journal of Companion Animal Practice. The authors will receive their awards at the 23rd FECAVA Congress, taking place in Copenhagen next month.

Shalien Jasani will receive his award for the paper “Analgesia for the emergency/critical care patient: pain assessment and analgesic agents”, published in the 2016 EJCAP special issue on emergency and critical care (Vol 26(3): 2016, 4-18).

A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Shalien has published widely on emergency and critical care. He has a particular interest in helping to progress the development of ECC in the non-referral setting.

Viktor Szatmári will receive his award for the paper “Innocent cardiac murmur in puppies - prevalence correlation with haematocrit and accusation characteristics.” also on behalf of co-authors Martin van Leeuwen and Erik Teske. The paper first appeared in the summer 2016 issue of EJCAP (Vol26(2): 4-10), and originally appeared in the journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Originally from Hungary, Viktor is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals (Cardiology) and is currently head of the Thorax Unit (cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University.

Both papers can be accessed via the FECAVA website.

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Blue Dog Programme wins WSAVA One Health award

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 An educational initiative to help children interact safely with dogs has been awarded the WSAVA’s 2017 Global One Health Award.

The Blue Dog Programme offers an array of educational resources for children, parents and school teachers, including an engaging website, fact sheets, DVD and an accompany book for parents.

The award will be accepted by Professor Tiny de Keuster, a European veterinary specialist in behavioural medicine and founder of the programme, during WSAVA World Congress 2017.  

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VMD stakeholder workshops to discuss Brexit implications

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has announced that it is to hold stakeholder group workshops to discuss the implications of EU exit.

The workshops will be held during Autumn 2017 and will discuss topics such as the prescribing cascade, pharmacovigilance and inspection of non-UK based manufacturers.

To register your interest, send an email to events@vmd.defra.gsi.gov.uk, including any topics, in order of preference, that you would like to be discussed.