Gerald V. Ling Award for Outstanding Small Animal Research Study and Presentation

"Estimated Osmolality of Canine and Feline Serum: A Comparison of the Clinical Utility of Several Published Formulae”

The objective was to determine the normal osmole gap in dogs and cats for 18 previously published formulae used to estimate serum osmolality.




Chris Smith Award for Outstanding Equine Research Study and Presentation

"Effects of Ketamine, Propofol, and Thiopental on Intraocular Pressure and Anesthetic Induction and Recovery Quality in Horses”

The objective was to measure and compare the effects of anesthetic induction using ketamine, propofol or thiopental on intraocular pressure (IOP) and recovery qualities and times in horses.



Outstanding Small Animal Research Study and Presentation

“Validation of an Indexed Radiotherapy Head Positioning Device for use in Dogs”

The objective was to determine the accuracy of an indexed board immobilization device for positioning of client-owned animals for radiotherapy.



Outstanding Avian, Exotics, Lab Animal or Poultry Research Study and Presentation

“Pharmacokinetics Of Tulathromycin In Desert Tortoises (Gopherus agassizii)”

The objective was to evaluate the clinical safety and establish the pharmacokinetic parameters following intramuscular administration of tulathromycin in desert tortoises.



Outstanding Small Animal Research Study and Presentation

“Evaluation of Published Recipes for Home-Prepared Canine Maintenance Diets”

The objective was to evaluate nutritional profiles of home-prepared diet recipes for canine maintenance using computerized assessment and laboratory analysis.



Outstanding Large Animal Research Study and Presentation

“Comparison of Meloxicam and Flunixin Meglumine for Pain Management During Branding and Castration in Beef Calves”

The objective was to evaluate whether pain after castration and branding reduces weight gain and locomotion, as assessed by number of steps.