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  • Recipient: Harsha Ariyarathna
  • Project Title: Evaluation of chemokine and chemokine receptor expression as prognostic markers for canine mammary gland tumours.
  • Publication: Chemokine gene expression influences metastasis and survival time of female dogs with mammary carcinoma; Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 227 (2020) 110075



  • Recipient: Andrew Worth
  • Project Title: Does the angle of insertion of an calcaneo-tibial screw affect the resistance to cyclic failure in dogs – a cadaver study.
  • Publication: WVA 2020 Poster presentation


  • Recipient: John Munday
  • Project Title: Improving the treatment of feline oral squamous cell carcinomas by using immunohistochemistry to detect p16 and p53.
  • Publication: Increased p16CDKN2A, but not p53, immunostaining is predictive of longer survival time in cats with oral squamous cell carcinomas; The Veterinary Journal 248 (2019) 64–70








  • Recipient: Arnon Gal
  • Project Title: Comparison of bone marrow biopsy diagnostic quality for samples taken from different sites
  • Publication: 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


  • Recipient: Allan Bell
  • Project Title: Investigating the role of delta toxin from Staphylococcus psuedointermedius in canine dermatitis.
  • Publication: 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.






  • Recipient: Els Acke
  • Project Title: Exploring the virulence of Campylobacter spp. using Galleria mellonella and whole genomes
  • Publication: 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


  • Recipient: Kavitha Kongara
  • Project Title: Comparative effects of methadone, buprenorphine and morphine on electroencephalographic responses to castration in cats
  • Publication: Comparative effects of methadone, buprenorphine and morphine on electroencephalographic responses to castration in cats; Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2016



  • Recipient: Alison Harland
  • Project Title: Epidemiology of Leptospirosis infection in New Zealand dogs.
  • Publication: Epidemiology of Canine Leptospirosis in New Zealand. Masters Thesis available from Massey University Library.
    NZVJ publication pending.







  • Recipient: Joanna White
  • Project Title: Incidence & prevalence of bacteriuria in older cats.
  • Publication: Incidence and prevalence of asymptomatic bacterial urinary tract infections in healthy older cats.
    J. White, N. Cave, D. Thomas.
    Abstract presented to ACVIM 2013