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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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Campaign highlights ‘devastating impact’ of smoking around pets

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 Leading vet charity PDSA has launched a campaign highlighting the ‘devastating impact’ that smoking can have on pets. The launch coincides with National No Smoking Day (14 March 2018) and aims to raise awareness of the risks of passive smoking and how to keep pets safe.

“Recent studies highlight that this is a really serious issue, and we want pet owners to know that they can make a real difference by simply choosing to smoke outdoors away from their pets,” said PDSA vet Olivia Anderson-Nathan. “We want pet owners to realise that, if they smoke, their pets smoke too.”  

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