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Completed Projects


Year Recipient Project Title Publication
2019 Sarah Fowler NZVJ review article on surgical hand asepsis (authored by Kat Crosse) Submitted to NZVJ, to be published
2018 Harsha Ariyarathna Evaluation of chemokine and chemokine receptor expression as prognostic markers for canine mammary gland tumours. Chemokine gene expression influences metastasis and survival time of female dogs with mammary carcinoma
Harsha Ariyarathna, Neroli Thomson, Danielle Aberdein, John S. Munday
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 227 (2020) 110075
2018 Heidi Ward-McGrath A pilot study to assess the effectiveness of totarol for the treatment of superficial bacterial skin infections in dogs. WVA 2020 Poster presentation
2018 Andrew Worth Does the angle of insertion of an calcaneo-tibial screw affect the resistance to cyclic failure in dogs – a cadaver study. WVA 2020 Poster presentation
2018 John Munday Improving the treatment of feline oral squamous cell carcinomas by using immunohistochemistry to detect p16 and p53. Increased p16CDKN2A, but not p53, immunostaining is predictive of longer survival time in cats with oral squamous cell carcinomas
J.S. Munday, Yanyu Heb, D. Aberdeina, H.J. Klobukowskac
The Veterinary Journal 248 (2019) 64–70
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
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 David Wilkinson Assessment of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) carriage on New Zealand dogs. Submitted to NZVJ, to be published
2017 Sarah Fowler Bacteriophage therapy in Companion Animals – a review and the future (authored by Richard Squires) Bacteriophage therapy for management of bacterial infections in veterinary practice: what was once old is new again
Squires RA
New Zealand Veterinary Journal, Volume 66, Issue 5, pp 229-235, Sep 2018
2017 Kavitha Kongara Evaluation of analgesic interaction between morphine, maropitant and dexmedetomidine in dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy Submitted to NZVJ, to be published
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 dermatitis. "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 Hollinshead 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 Acepromazine.
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 Kongara Comparative effects of methadone, buprenorphine and morphine on electroencephalographic 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 Stickney 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 concluded.
2015 Alison Harland 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 Worth 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 Smits 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
Mark Robson
Current attitudes to, and use of, FIV vaccination by vets in NZ. CAS Newsletter, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp16-22, Sep 2013.
2009 Danielle Bowles 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 Hankin 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. , 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
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 carcinoma Curettage and diathermy: a treatment for feline nasal planum actinic dysplasia and superficial squamous cell carcinoma.
R. H. Jarrett, E. J. Norman, I. R. Gibson and P. Jarrett
Journal of Small Animal Practice. 54 (2) 92–98