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Previous Projects

You can find a table of previously funded projects below.

Year Recipient Project Title Publication
2018 Andrew Worth Genetic evaluation in four large dog breeds that have been selected for better Elbow conformation using the NZVA Elbow dysplasia (ED) scheme M Soo, N Lopez-Villalobos & AJ Worth (2018) Heritabilities and genetic trends for elbow score as recorded by the New Zealand Veterinary Association Elbow Dysplasia Scheme (1992–2013) in four breeds of dog, New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 66:3, 154-161, DOI: 10.1080/00480169.2018.1440652
2018 Ben Leitch and Andrew Worth Evaluation of an epoxy resin connecting bar/clamp external skeletal fixator for feline long bone fractures. BJ Leitch & AJ Worth (2018) Mechanical testing of a steel-reinforced epoxy resin bar and clamp for external skeletal fixation of long-bone fractures in cats, New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 66:3, 144-153, DOI: 10.1080/00480169.2018.1443406
2017 Arnon Gal Comparison of bone marrow biopsy diagnostic quality for samples taken from different sites Oral Presentation on “The site of bone marrow acquisition affects the myeloid to erythroid ratio in apparently healthy dogs” to European Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 16 September 2017
2017 Allan Bell Investigating the role of delta toxin from Staphylococcus
psuedointermedius in canine
“Canine mast cell degranulation induced by a newly
identified toxin from Staphylococcus pseudintermedius "
Abstract accepted for presentation at the North
American Veterinary Dermatology Forum (NAVDF) in
Orlando, Florida. April, 2017.
2016 Fiona
AMH as a potential predictive marker for fertility in bitches Determination of the normal reference interval for antiMüllerian hormone (AMH) in bitches and use of AMH as a potential predictor of litter size. Hollinshead, F.K., Walker, C., Hanlon, D.W. (2016) Reproduction in Domestic Animals.
2016 Mike Gieseg The effect of the mdr1-1 delta mutation on dog sedation The Effect of the Canine ABCB1‐1Δ Mutation on
Sedation after Intravenous Administration of
Deshpande D., Hill K. E., Mealey K. L.,
Chambers J. P., & Gieseg M. A. (2016). Journal of
Veterinary Internal Medicine.
2015 Els Acke Exploring the virulence of
Campylobacter spp. using
Galleria mellonella and whole genomes

Pathogenicity investigation of Campylobacter jejuni, C.
upsaliensis and C. helveticus isolated from dogs and
cats using Galleria mellonella larvae. Bojanic K. ECVIMCA Abstracts ESCG-P-2

Pathogenicity of Campylobacter jejuni, C. upsaliensis
and C. helveticus in the invertebrate disease model
Galleria mellonella Bojanic, K., Midwinter, A.C., Biggs
P.J., Marshall J.C., Acke E. Campylobacter, Helicobacter & Related Organisms (CHRO) 18th International Workshop

2015 Kavitha
Comparative effects of
methadone, buprenorphine and morphine on
responses to castration in cats
Planned manuscript. Comparative effects of
methadone, buprenorphine and morphine on
electroencephalographic responses to castration in
cats. : Kongara K., Johnson C.B., Sawicki R. Journal of
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2016
2015 Alison
Does Fel-O-Vax vaccine induce cross reactive immunity against NZ FIV isolates? Alison is currently working on part two of this study
and intends to publish the entire study once this is
2015 Alison
Epidemiology of Leptospirosis
infection in New Zealand dogs.
Epidemiology of Canine Leptospirosis in New Zealand. Masters Thesis available from Massey University Library.
NZVJ publication pending.
2015 Andrew
Determination of the amount
of genetic change in 3 large
breed dogs that have been
selected for better hips by the
NZVA HD scheme
Canine hip dysplasia: phenotypic scoring and the role of estimated breeding value analysis. Soo M., Worth A.J.
New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 63(2) 69-78
2012 Helen Sheard  A survey of farm dog health
with relation to farm &
management practices
CAS Newsletter, Volume 25, Issue 3, Sep 2014
2012 Bronwyn
Canine Leproid Granuloma in
NZ Foxhounds: a pilot looking for an ecological niche.
Confirmation of canine leproid granuloma syndrome in New Zealand. Smits B., Willis R., Fyfe J.A. New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 59 ( 3)153,
2010 Joanna White Incidence & prevalence of
bacteriuria in older cats.
Incidence and prevalence of asymptomatic bacterial urinary tract infections in healthy older cats. J. White, N. Cave, D. Thomas.
Abstract presented to ACVIM 2013
2009 Kara Dawson  A pilot study to estimate
seroprevalence of Bartonella
hensalae in shelter cats
in Hamilton, NZ
CAS Newsletter, volume 21, Issue 4, pp 16-18,
December 2010.
2009 Connie
Stewart and Mark Robson
Current attitudes to, and use of, FIV vaccination by vets in NZ. CAS Newsletter, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp16-22, Sep
2009 Danielle
Owner's perception of quality of life in patients receiving carboplatin Owner's perception of carboplatin in conjunction with
other palliative treatments for cancer therapy.
D. B.
Bowles, M. C. Robson, P. E. Galloway and L. Walker.
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 51(2) 104-112
2008 Elyshia
Transfacet screw stabilisation
& dorsal laminectomy in 26
dogs with dynamic
lumbosacral instability: a
retrospective study.
Transarticular Facet Screw Stabilization and Dorsal
Laminectomy in 26 Dogs with Degenerative
Lumbosacral Stenosis with Instability.
E. J. Hankin, R.
M. Jerram, A.M. Walker, M.D. King and C.G.A. Warman. Veterinary Surgery, 41 (5) 611-619
2008 Kate Hill Patterns of Antibacterial Use
by NZ CA vets.
Descriptive epidemiological study of the use of
antimicrobial drugs by companion animal
veterinarians in New Zealand.
E.J. Pleydell, K.
Souphavanh, K.E.Hill, N.P. French, D.J.Prattley New
Zealand Veterinary Journal, 60(2) 115-122
2007 Richard
Jerram and
Alex Walker
Pancarpal arthrodesis in New Zealand working dogs: a prospective study. Prospective evaluation of pancarpal arthrodesis for
carpal injuries in working dogs in New Zealand, using
dorsal hybrid plating. R.M. Jerram, A.M. Walker, A.J.
Worth, R. Kuipers von Lan
2007 Robyn Jarrett Curettage and diathermy of
feline nasal squamous cell
Curettage and diathermy: a treatment for feline nasal
planum actinic dysplasia and superficial squamous cell
R. H. Jarrett, E. J. Norman, I. R. Gibson and P.
Jarrett Journal of Small Animal Practice. 54 (2) 92–98