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2010 Outstanding Surgery Residents’ Awards

At the 2010 ACVS Veterinary Symposium, ACVS residents received awards for publication in Veterinary Surgery and for presentation of scientific research at the Residents’ Forum and in poster format.

ACVS established the Outstanding Surgery Residents’ Awards competition to encourage the development of clinically important research and the dissemination of the results of these investigations, particularly those conducted by surgery residents. Two posters are selected from those presented by residents at the Symposium. Eight oral presentations (two clinical and two research in both large animal and small animal categories) are selected from those given in the Residents’ Forum at the Symposium. Four manuscripts (two clinical, two research) are selected from those published in Veterinary Surgery.

Presentations, publications and posters must represent the original work of the resident. Studies may be prospective or retrospective clinical studies or controlled laboratory research.

Funding for the 2010 Residents’ Awards was provided by the ACVS Foundation.

Poster Presentation

First Place: Stuart Vallance (University of California-Davis), Catastrophic Scapula Fractures in California Racehorses: Gross Pathology and Post-Mortem Computed Tomography.

Second Place: Kelson C. Danielson (University of Wisconsin), Short-Term Donor Morbidity Associated with Two Ureteral Harvest Techniques for Clinical Renal Transplantation in Cats.

Large Animal Residents’ Forum Presentation

First Place: Timo Prange (Michigan State University), Cervical Vertebral Canal Endoscopy in the Horse — Epiduroscopy and Myeloscopy.

Second Place: Heidi L. Reesink (Cornell University), Cryotherapy of the Equine Digit for the Treatment of Laminitis: Assessment of a Novel Method By Measuring Digital Venous Temperature.

First Place: Sawsan Yamout (University of California-Davis), Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Peritoneal Fluid and Plasma D-Lactate in Horses with Colic.

Second Place: Annette M. McCoy (Colorado State University), Use of a Radiofrequency Probe for Tenoscopic-Guided Annular Ligament Desmotomy.

Small Animal Residents’ Forum Presentation

First Place: Meghan Sullivan (University of Illinois), Comparison of Canine Mesenchymal Stem Cell Yield From Different Locations of Bone Marrow and Adipose Harvest.

Second Place: Steven Cogar (University of Georgia), Effect of Aldosterone Blockade on Chronic Allograft Nephropathy in Rats.

First Place: Steven Neihaus (Affiliated Veterinary Specialists – Orange Park), A Comparison of the Antiseptic Efficacy of Chlorhexidine Diacetate and Povidone-Iodine for Presurgical Preparation of the Canine Preputial Cavity.

Second Place: Stanley Kim (University of Florida), The Effect of Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy on Femorotibial Subluxation: In Vivo Analysis During Standing.

Veterinary Surgery Publication

First Place: Gregory A. Arnold, Biomechanical Comparison of Four Soft Tissue Replacement Materials: An In Vitro Evaluation of Single and Multilaminate Porcine Small Intestinal Submucosa, Canine Fascia Lata, and Polypropylene Mesh. Arnold GA, Mathews KG, Roe S, Mente P, Seaboch T. Vet Surg 2009;38:834-844.

Second Place: Brian W. Rose, Biomechanical Analysis of Stacked Plating Techniques to Stabilize Distal Radial Fractures in Small Dogs. Rose BW, Pluhar GE, Novo RE, Lunos S. Vet Surg 2008;38:954-960.

First Place: Chantal A. Ragetly, Inverse Dynamics Analysis of the Pelvic Limbs in Labrador Retrievers With and Without Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease. RAgetly CA, Griffon DJ, Mostafa AA, Thomas JE, Hsiao-Wecksler ET. Vet Surg 2010;39:513-522.

Second Place: Kevin K. Au, Comparison of Short- and Long-term Function and Radiographic Osteoarthrosis in Dogs After Postoperative Physical Rehabilitation and Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy or Lateral Fabellar Suture Stabilization. Au KK, Gordon-Evans WJ, Dunning D, O’Dell-Anderson KJ, Knap KE, Griffon DJ, Johnson AL. Vet Surg 2010;39:173-180.