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Achievement award goes to Ed Robinson
The award recognises Dr Robinson's phenomenal contributions to veterinary medicine, which have also had an important impact on human medicine.

AHT recognises pioneering work in equine medicine 

The Animal Health Trust (AHT) has awarded its outstanding veterinary achievement award to Dr Ed Robinson, for his pioneering work in the field of equine medicine.

Dr Robinson was the first person to carry out direct measurements of hoof blood flow. He also pioneered the study of recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) as a model of human asthma, and was the first to develop a two-horse model to study RAO - an idea that has become the standard model for studying the disease.

In addition to his clinical work, he founded the World Equine Airways Symposium and was founding editor of the key textbook Current Therapy in Equine Medicine. Publisher of more than 200 scientific papers, 10 textbooks and 140 book chapters, Dr Robinson also serves on 35 editorial and scientific advisory boards.

AHT said the award recognises his phenomenal contributions to veterinary medicine, which have also had an important impact on human medicine.

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Veterinary Evidence Student Awards winners revealed

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 The first winners of the RCVS Knowledge Veterinary Evidence Student Awards have been revealed.

Molly Vasanthakumar scooped first prize for her knowledge summary comparing the ecological impact of woven versus disposable drapes. She found that there is not enough evidence that disposable synthetics reduce the risk of surgical site.

Second prize went to Honoria Brown of the University of Cambridge, for her paper: ‘Can hoof wall temperature and digital pulse pressure be used as sensitive non-invasive diagnostic indicators of acute laminitis onset?’

Edinburgh’s Jacqueline Oi Ping Tong won third prize for critically appraising the evidence for whether a daily probiotic improved clinical outcomes in dogs with idiopathic diarrhoea. The papers have all achieved publication in RCVS Knowledge’s peer-reviewed journal, Veterinary Evidence.  

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Animal Welfare Foundation seeks new trustees

The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) seeks three new trustees to help drive the charity’s mission to improve animal welfare through veterinary science, education and debate.

Veterinary and animal welfare professionals from across the UK may apply, particularly those with experience in equine and small animal practice and research management. Trustees must attend at least two meetings a year, as well as the annual AWF Discussion Forum in London.

For more information about the role, visit www.animalwelfarefoundation.org.uk. Applications close at midnight on 13 August 2019.