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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Video abstract on Equine Metabolic Syndrome in Welsh ponies and Morgan horses wins prize at BEVA Congress



Veterinarians have been upgrading their skills at both communicating information about their research and in making their research more accessible to the public. Laminitis prevention is an area that is in critical need of more outreach. Navigating the literature on laminitis research can be confusing and overwhelming.

At last week's British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress in England, the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) gave an award for video interpretation of equine research. The video abstract they presented is remarkable on two counts: The winning author is an American, and the subject is laminitis prevention and education of horse owners.

This year’s winner is Elaine Norton, DVM, MS, DACVIM-LA, a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She created a video abstract to complement her research article which appeared in the EVJ.

BEVA President Renate Weller (left) presenting
award to American researcher Dr. Elaine Norton
of the University of Minnesota vet school. Photo
credit:
 David Boughey.
This information should be of interest to Hoof Blog readers, and may be something readers will wish to share with owners of Welsh ponies or Morgan horses, or who are involved with horses suffering from Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) and wish to know more about the aspect of heritability of the disease.

The EVJ's Literary Award for Video Abstracts, sponsored by IMV Imaging (previously BCF Technology Ltd) is given to the author who provides a video abstract which best communicates how their research is relevant to clinical practice and/or supports veterinary medicine in relation to the horse.

Here's Dr. Norton's video abstract: 
 




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Thank you! To learn more about the research article on EMS:
Heritability of metabolic traits associated with equine metabolic syndrome in Welsh ponies and Morgan horses by E. M. Norton, N. E. Schultz, A. K. Rendahl, D. Mcfarlane, R. J. Geor, J. R. Mickelson & M. E. McCue. 

Click here to read the article, which is provided with free access for all to download or read online.

The article and video abstract were first published online in November 2018.



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