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Recipients of Veterinary Student Accepted Manuscripts

Safe-Capture International, Inc. has graciously agreed to honor every veterinary student presenting a manuscript presentation and poster during the Annual Conference with a Certificate of Presentation and sponsor their attendance at the AAZV Banquet & Dinner.

Presenters and Poster submitters are expected to attend the annual AAZV conference to exhibit their work. The material submitted must be original.

Veterinary Students Accepted Presenters for the 2017 AAZV Annual Conference:

Maggie Grover
A COMPARISON OF THE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF MEDETOMIDINE-KETAMINE TO A NOVEL MEDETOMIDINE-AZAPERONE-ALFAXALONE COMBINATION IN WILD ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP (OVIS CANADENSIS)

Kelsey Chapman
ADDING NITROPRUSSIDE TO MEDETOMIDINE-AZAPERONE-ALFAXALONE ANESTHESIA IN CAPTIVE WHITE-TAILED DEER (ODOCOILEUS VIRGINIANUS)

Kanyon McLean
A RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY IN FROGFISH (ANTENNARIIDAE SPP.), 2002-2015

Cher Shi-Yee Hung
DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF PLASMA BIOCHEMISTRY, HEMATOLOGY, RADIOGRAPHY AND ENDOSCOPIC VISUALIZATION IN COMPANION PSITTACINES THAT UNDERWENT ENDOSCOPIC LIVER BIOPSY: 28 CASES (2007-2016)

Lauren Mulreany
REVIEW OF MORTALITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF NEONATAL TREATMENT IN CAPTIVE ATTWATER’S PRAIRIE CHICKENS (TYMPANUCHUS CUPIDO ATTWATERI)

Kevin Sio
THE USE OF INJECTABLE ALFAXALONE IN THE MADAGASCAR HISSING COCKROACH (Gromphadorhina portentosa) AND ORANGE-SPOTTED COCKROACH (Blaptica dubia): A PILOT STUDY


Rachel Melvin
OVIDUCT MORPHOLOGY AND PROLACTIN RECEPTOR EXPRESSION IN NORTH AMERICAN RIVER OTTERS AND ASIAN SMALL CLAWED OTTERS

Eileen Downs
ATLAS OF INVERTEBRATE FEED SPECIES: DISTINGUISHING FRIEND FROM FOE

Kanyon McLean
COMPARISON BETWEEN STANDARD ZOO QUARANTINE PRACTICES AND RISK-BASED ANALYSIS AT DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM: A RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF AVIAN DATA (2013-2016)

McKenzie George
CYCLOBENZAPRINE AS A POTENTIAL MEANS OF PHARMACOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT OF STEREOTYPICAL BEHAVIOR IN BEAR

Erin Berlin
REVIEW OF REPRODUCTION IN CAPTIVE WESTERN GORILLAS (GORILLA GORILLA) FROM 1996-2016

Matthew Golembeski
CALLITRICHID PREVENTIVE MEDICINE PROTOCOLS AT THE BRONX ZOO– A CASE EXAMPLE OF THE RE-EVALUATION PROCESS

Gregory Walth
RETROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF MYCOBACTERIOSIS IN THE HOUSTON TOAD (ANAXYRUS HOUSTONENSIS): CLINICAL PRESENTATIONS, PATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS, AND PREVENTION

Lana Fox
A PRIMARY URINARY BLADDER TERATOMA IN A MANED WOLF (Chrysocyon brachyurus)

Prior Year Poster Winners:

2005
Mercado J.A., T.G. Curro, D.L. Armstrong, G.E. Duhamel. Mucosal colonic biopsies for diagnosis of sub-clinical colitis in callitrichids kept in a zoo collection. pp.302-304.

D'Agostino J., D. Boothe, T. Snider, J. Hoover, G. West. Pharmacokinetics of single dose selamectin administered topically in American bullfrogs (Rana catesbiana). pp. 287.


2006
Singleton C., R. Wack, R.S. Larsen. Use of oral hypoglycemic drugs for the management of diabetus mellitus in prosimians. pp 379.

Mercado J., P. Morris. Comparative serum glucose levels in sedated suidae and tayasuidae. pp. 363-366.


2007
1st: Oliver Leon- Modifying breeding season onset in Asian houbara bustard (Chlamydotis macqueenii) by light and temperature program.

2nd: Debbie Miller- Potential factors affecting infectivity of E. coli O157:H7 in American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana).


2008

1st: Caroline E.C. Goertz. Long-Term Catheters for Phocids Undergoing Rehabilitation
2nd: Yvonne Nadler. Disease Surveillance in Zoos: Findings of the West Nile Virus Surveillance Program


2009

1st: W. Swanson, Assessment of combination drug prophylaxis for prevention of vertical toxoplasma transmission in Pallas' cats (Otocolobus manul)

2nd: D. Boon, Use of Kinesio Tex Gold tape for correction of angular limb deformity in an American flamingo (Phoeicopterus ruber) chick


2012
1st Place: Grayson Doss - EVALUATION OF METOMIDATE HYDROCHLORIDE AS AN ANESTHETIC IN AMPHIBIANS (223)

2nd Place: Gabby Drake - Managment of an outbreak of cowpox in a group of captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus soemmeringii) (224)

2013
1st Place: Christine Fiorello, Extrapolation of methods for fibrinogen measurements in avian species

2nd Place: Kate Gustavsen, Pharmacokinetics of buprenorphine hydrochloride in American Kestrels (Falcosparverius) following IM and IV administration


2014
1st Place: James Johnson - Hypercalcemia and metastatic mineralization associated with renal disease in rock hyraxes (Procavia capensis)

2nd Place: John Flanders - Equine herpesvirus in polar bears (Ursus maritimus) and exotic equids housed in US AZA institutions

2015 - Veterinary Student Accepted Manuscript Presenters and Posters:
Sara Stoneburg -  PITUITARY-DEPENDENT HYPERADRENOCORTICISM IN A GOLDEN LION TAMARIN (Leontopithecus rosalia)

Rachel Jania - FIVE YEARS OF HORMONE-ASSISTED CAPTIVE PROPAGATION IN HOUSTON TOADS (Anaxyrus houstonensis): MEDICAL CHALLENGES AND LESSONS LEARNED

Ainjil Bills - ESTABLISHING NORMAL THYROID HORMONE VALUES FOR THE MALE GIANT PANDA (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)

Holly Wojciechowski - SPINAL OSTEOARTHRITIS IN MALE LIONS (Panthera leo)

Lauren Kane - EPIDEMIOLOGY OF TERRAPENE HERPESVIRUS 1 IN FREE-RANGING BOX TURTLES

Sarah Wahlstrom - OVARIOHYSTERECTOMY AND MANAGEMENT OF POST-OPERATIVE INCISIONAL COMPLICATIONS IN A NORTHERN SEA OTTER (Enhydra lutris)

Megan Hirano - GASTROINTESTINAL PARASITE BURDEN OF CAPTIVE PRZEWALSKI’S HORSES (Equus przewalskii) IN NATURALLY VERSUS TRADITIONALLY MANAGED HERDS

2016 - Veterinary Student Accepted Manuscript Presenters and Posters:

Kelleen Johnson - Trends of the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus spp. Latirostris) rehabilitation efforts at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Kellyn Sweeley - Phylogenetic analysis of the hemagglutinin gene of canine distemper virus from native wildlife in the southeastern United States

Claire Butkus - Diagnosis of ranavirus using bone marrow harvested from mortality events in eastern box turtles, Terrapene carolina Carolina

Denise Lukacs - Comparing fecal egg counts to time spent eating in a group of giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) in a zoological park: a retrospective study

Lauren Kane - Pharmacokinetics of nebulized and subcutaneously implanted terbinafine in cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus)

Rachel Jania - Comparing the success of two hormonal breeding protocols in Houston toads (Anaxyrus houstonensis)

Cindy Braud - Ovicidal effect of the fungus Pochonia chlamydospora on the gastrointestinal parsite Contracaecum pelagicum in the magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus)

María Fernanda Jordán Romero - Presence of public health importance in Enterobacteriaceae family with antibiotic resistance in cloacal isolation in 4 species of amazon psittacines Pyrrhura picta, Primolius couloni, Pionus menstruus, and Pionus chalcopterus kept in captivity in Lima, Peru

Brittni East - Pharmacokinetics of a single oral dose of flunixin meglumine in the white rhinoceros (Ceratoherium simum)

Emilie Ribault - Evaluation of the impact of invasive black rats (Rattus rattus) on malagasy endemic rodents: habitat occupancy and parasitism

Rachel Ferris - Effect of a phytoestrogen-rich diet on the mare (Equus caballus) estrous cycle: a model for exotic perissodactyla

Ashley Krisp - Anesthetic efficacy of MS-222 in white's tree frogs (Litoria caerulea)

Sara Abreu - Individual assessment of the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla g. gorilla) diet in the Zoo Basel

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