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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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Giraffe Conservation Foundation named BVNA’s charity of the year

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 BVNA president Wendy Nevins has named The Giraffe Conservation Foundation as the association’s charity of the year for 2017/2018.

The Giraffe Conservation Foundation dedicates its work to a sustainable future for wild giraffe populations. Wendy Nevins said: ‘I have chosen the Giraffe Conservation Foundation for the BVNA Charity of the Year because I have always thought Giraffes were magnificent animals.

‘I also think it is important that we look at the wider issue of conservation and education across all species.’  

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Scientists win award for openness in animal research

UK scientists have won an award for the 360ş Laboratory Animal Tours project, which offered the public an online, interactive tour of four research facilities that are usually restricted access.

The project won a public engagement award at the Understanding Animal Research (UAR) Openness Awards, which recognise UK research facilities for transparency on their use of animals in research, as well as innovation in communicating with the public.

The tour was created by the Pirbright Institute, the University of Oxford, the University of Bristol and MRC Harwell Institute.