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AAZV Graduate Degree Manuscript Recipients


Recipients of the Animals Necessity, Inc. Manuscript Award

2019

Graduate Program Winner:

Laura Adamovicz
Characterization of a novel mesomycetozoean infection (Dermotheca sp.) in a state-endangered salamander (Ambystoma platineum) and a co-occurring common species (Ambystoma texanum)

Graduate Students Presenting:

Jeremy Rayl

 Insight into chelonian innate immune response by tracking cytokine transcription over time in experimental and free ranging populations

Laura Adamovicz
Characterizing the clinical course of an emerging fungal pathogen (Emydomyces testavorans) in the state-endangered alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii)
 
Ellen Haynes
Controlled clinical trial using terbinafine nebulization to treat wild Lake Erie watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon insularum) with natural ophidiomycosis
 
Kathryn L. Perrin
Epidemiology and pathology of elephant endotheliotrophic herpesvirus fatalities in Europe
 
Valerie Johnson
Derivation and characterization of mesenchymal stem cells from adipose tissue, blood and placenta and administration in reticulated giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) for treatment of severe orthopedic disease

2018

Graduate Program Winner:

Kathryn L. Perrin
How insensitive are population-based reference intervals for monitoring hematologic changes in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)?

Graduate Students Presenting:

Clara Danière
Epidemiological and clinical aspects of Taenia crassiceps cysticercosis in lemurs in French zoos

 

Balbine Jourdan
Morbidity and Mortality of Takin (Budorcas taxicolor) Populations in North American Zoological Institutions from 1997 to 2017

 

Molly Patterson
A novel formulation of alfaxalone increases the utility for remote delivery
 

 

Prior Years Recipients Veterinary Student Presenters:

2013

1st Place: Justin Rosenberg - Evaluating the efficacy and safety of injectable Guaifenesin as an anesthetic agent in elasmobranchs

2nd Place: Sean Perry - Dental onlay bridge-like prosthesis in three koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus): the use of Premise™ trimodal composite to prevent interproximal Eucalyptus spp. retention & infection

2014

1st Place: Emma Houck - Evaluation of thermal antinociceptive effects of buprenorphine hydrochloride in cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus)

2nd Place: Lauren Kane - Successful treatment of mandibular ostemyelitis in two red-necked wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus) using long-term pharmaceutical therapy and serial monitoring by computed tomography imaging

2015 

Ashley Barratclough  – Graduate Program
IDENTIFYING DISSEMINATED INTRAVASCULAR COAGULATION IN THE FLORIDA MANATEE (Trichechus manatus latirostris) AND UNDERSTANDING ITS CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

JaCiara Johnson  – Veterinary Student
SEMEN VITRIFICATION IN FELIDS: A SIMPLIFIED CRYOPRESERVATION METHOD FOR FIELD USE

2016 

Graduate Program Winner:

Ashley Barratclough
ESTABLISHING THE COAGULATION PROFILE OF THE FLORIDA MANATEE (Trichechus manatus latirostris) AND IDENTIFYING COAGULOPATHIES IN THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF COLD STRESS SYNDROME

Graduate Students Presenting:

Julie Sheldon
Serum amyloid A: an inflammatory marker of otostrongylus infection in juvenile northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) in central California

Sarah Wahlstrom
Coelomic fluid analysis of two sea star genera: a comparison of healthy sea stars and those affected by star wasting syndrome

Erin Berlin
Chlamydophila-associated encephalitis in a population of Houston toads (Bufo houstonensis): an update on the outbreak and the amphibian neurologic exam

Michael McEntire
Health evaluation, pathogen screening, and hematologic values in free-ranging Texas horned lizards (Phrynosoma cornutum)

Cindy Braud
Interest of the erythrocyte micronucleus test in assessing genotoxicity in green turtles (Chelonia mydas)

Taylor Pursell
New quantitative polymerase chain reaction assays to detect elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus 1A, 1B, and 4 in asian elephants (Elaphas maximus)

 

2017

Graduate Program Winner:

Dana Lindemann
EVALUATION OF A NOVEL HERPESVIRUS AS A SENTINEL FOR POPULATION HEALTH IN ENDANGERED BLANDING’S TURTLES (Emydoidea blandingii)

Graduate Students Presenting:

Marike Visser
PRELIMINARY POPULATION PHARMACOKINETICS OF MELOXICAM IN LION (Panthera leo), CHEETAH (Acinonyx jubatus) AND TIGER (Panthera tigris)

 

Valerie Johnson
CHARACTERIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF ALLOGENEIC BLOOD DERIVED MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS IN AN AFRICAN ELEPHANT (LOXODONTA AFRICANA) WITH SEVERE OSTEOARTHRITIS.

 

Camille Goblet
RETROSPECTIVE CHARACTERIZATION OF REPRODUCTIVE TRACT LESIONS IN RELATION TO AGE, PARITY, AND CONTRACEPTION IN CAPTIVE FEMALE SUIDAE AND TAYASSUIDAE
 

 

Laura Adamovicz
DRIVERS AND IMPACTS OF SINGLE AND CO-PATHOGEN OCCURRENCE IN FREE-LIVING EASTERN BOX TURTLES (TERRAPENE CAROLINA CAROLINA) IN ILLINOIS AND TENNESSEE, USA FROM 2013-2016.

 

Laura Adamovicz
ARE SALAMANDERS SAFE? HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF THE SILVERY SALAMANDER (AMBYSTOMA PLATINEUM) IN VERMILION COUNTY, ILLINOIS, USA PRIOR TO AND DURING A RANAVIRUS MORTALITY EVENT
 

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