AEMV Student Case Report Contest

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A 3-year old intact male guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) diagnosed with pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism and cholangiohepatitis. Photo credit: Hannah Ghindea, DVM Candidate Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine

Lafeber Company was proud to sponsor the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) Student Case Report Contest. Veterinary students from all over the world were encouraged to write a 2-page case report (1500 words or less) about an exotic companion mammal seen at their college of veterinary medicine or during a clinical experience.

 

Winners

Submissions closed April 13, 2018, and four judges from the Research Committee evaluated the 22 case reports received. These judges were blinded to the students, mentors, co-authors, and institutions at which the cases were seen. The winners are:

1st Place: Hannah Ghindea (Student – Louisiana State University, USA), Anke C. Stöhr, DVM and Thomas N. Tully, Jr., DVM, MS, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian) (Supervising Clinicians): Pituitary-Dependent Hyperadrenocorticism and Cholangiohepatitis in a Guinea Pig
2nd Place: Justine Oriel (Student – Alfort National Veterinary School, France), Charly Pignon, DVM, DECZM (Small Mammals) (Supervising Clinician): Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus in a Guinea Pig
3rd Place: Isabel A. Jimenez (Student – Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, USA), James K. Morrisey DABVP (Avian Practice) (Supervising Clinician): Budd-Chiari-Like Syndrome in a Domestic Rabbit

Honorable Mentions:

Prizes

1st Place: Carpenter JW (ed). Exotic Animal Formulary, 5th ed. Elsevier, 2017.

Quesenberry KE, Carpenter JW (eds). Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery, 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders; 2012

Mayer J, Donnelly TM. Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Birds and Exotic Pets. St. Louis: Saunders; 2012

Approximate value 250 U.S. dollars

2nd Place: Carpenter JW (ed). Exotic Animal Formulary, 5th ed. Elsevier, 2017.

Quesenberry KE, Carpenter JW (eds). Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery, 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders; 2012

Approximate value 150 U.S. dollars

3rd Place: Quesenberry KE, Carpenter JW (eds). Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery, 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders; 2012

Approximate value 100 U.S. dollars

Permission and privacy concerns

Permission was obtained from the supervising clinician (required) and the owner (optional depending on local privacy laws or facility standards).

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Learn more

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