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Canine cancer and neurology specialist scoops prestigious award
Dr Elizabeth Boudreau.
Dr Elizabeth Boudreau named WSAVA Future Leader.

Canine cancer and neurology specialist Dr Elizabeth Boudreau is set to receive the prestigious 2021 WSAVA Future Leader Award.

Dr Boudreau, an assistant of small animal neurology at Text A&M University, will receive the honour in recognition of her contribution to research and her role as an educator. 

WSAVA's Future Leader Award acknowledges the work of a veterinary surgeon who has graduated within the last 10 years, has a strong record in community service and plays an active role in counting education.

Professor Jonathan Levine, head of small animal clinical sciences at Texas A&M University, who nominated Dr Boudreau, said: “Dr Boudreau is one of the most promising early-stage clinician-scientists working to define canine glioma. She is also an outstanding clinician and educator. Her accomplishments, considering her career stage, are stellar.”

Dr Boudreau’s work focusses on the biology of canine brain tumours and, more specifically, how genetic and immunological features connect with therapeutics. 

She is currently conducting trials with the MD Anderson Cancer Center, examining immunotherapies for glioma in dogs with naturally occurring disease. Her aim is to speed-up effective therapeutics to canine and human patients, which are commercially and biologically viable.

Alongside her research, Dr Boudreau has also received awards for her teaching. She leads the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) neurology residency training program at Texas A&M University and has been invited by ACVIM to present on teaching methodologies. 

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Webinar to focus on equine worm control

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 Vets, veterinary nurses and RAMAs are being invited to join a free CPD webinar on late winter and early spring equine worm control.

Hosted by Zoetis vet Dr Wendy Talbot, the webinar aims to help prescribers understand which parasites are of most concern at this time of year. It will also cover how to assess parasite risk, selecting a suitable wormer and spring wormer plans, concluding with a Q&A session.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, 18 March at 10 am and will be repeated at 7 pm for those unable to listen during the day. To book the 10 am webinar, click here, and to register for the 7 pm webinar, click here

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Avian influenza confirmed in Lancashire

A case of highly pathogenic (HPAI H5N8) avian influenza has been confirmed in two captive peregrine falcons on a non-commercial, non-poultry premises near Skelmersdale, West Lancashire.

Following a risk assessment, APHA has declared that no disease control zones have been put in place surrounding this non-commercial, non-poultry premises.

Eighteen cases of HPAI H5N8 have now been identified in poultry and other captive birds in England. A housing order for poultry and captive birds introduced by Defra to control the spread of the disease expired on 31 March, although bird keepers in England are still required by law to comply with biosecurity measures.

For more information, please click here.