欧洲最负盛名兽医奖的获奖者揭晓

一位兽医分子遗传学的先驱教授,一位国际知名的犬类血液学和遗传疾病教授,一位研究犬类糖尿病病理生理学的硕士研究生和一位敬业的猎犬犬品种健康协调员被宣布为欧洲最负盛名兽医奖的获得者。

由肯尼俱乐部慈善信托议会组织的国际犬健康奖,并由地铁银行弗农和雪松山的主要礼物承保,突出了那些通过他们的工作进一步促进狗的健康和福祉的人www.w88.com兽医世界。

Whilst this year’s ceremony was unable to go ahead in the wake of the2019冠状病毒疾病pandemic, the 2020 winners have been awarded their respective prize money and invited to next year’s event to receive their commemorative plaques.

国际犬类健康奖于2012年在克鲁夫茨启动,旨在表彰和奖励那些对犬类健康和福祉产生重大影响的创新研究人员、兽医科学家和学生。这些奖项的提名是由一个由有影响力的兽医和科学研究人员组成的杰出的国际小组来评判的。

Professor Dr Tosso Leeb, awarded £40,000 for the International Award
2020年国际奖获得者因其在兽医分子遗传学方面的专业知识而获得认可,这导致在瑞士伯尔尼形成了一个世界级的犬类遗传学研究项目。

粮食委员会遗传学研究所主任的Leeb教授也带来了自己的研究小组,这是不知疲倦地工作,以确定遗传疾病的致病遗传变异,结果导致了大量出版物高度引用兽医临床医生和科学家。此外,他还开发了许多遗传测试,现在允许在狗的许多遗传疾病中消除许多遗传性疾病。

After hearing of his award, Professor Leeb said: “It is a great honour to receive this award, which recognises the impact of clinical genetic research for canine health and provides a huge motivation for me to intensify this line of research. It is immensely gratifying to see that the results of our research are valued by dog breeders and owners and help to advance breeding programs for healthier dogs.

“该奖项将直接使我们能够调查狗的其他遗传疾病。更重要的是,这将有助于获得进一步的研究资金,用于狗的健康相关基因研究,从而对我们的工作产生非常重要和积极的影响。”

乌斯·吉格教授授予终身成就奖1万英镑
终身成就奖的获得者获得这个奖项是为了表彰他的工作,这项工作跨越四十年,致力于狗的临床血液学、遗传疾病和遗传易感性以及输血医学的研究,其结果对许多品种的犬舍俱乐部测试产生了影响。

吉格教授的许多研究都涉及到新疾病的发现,新的特异性诊断的发展,以及在狗身上引入新的和改进的治疗方法。他的研究促进了临床输血治疗和犬类血库的建立,使犬类输血变得实用和安全。此外,在过去三十年中,他还是美国国立卫生研究院人类疾病动物模型基金会的首席研究员和PennGen实验室主任。

在领奖后,吉格教授说:“我很高兴能成为2020年ICHA终身成就奖获得者。然而,这个享有盛誉的奖项应该是对我的国际兽医合作者以及我有幸与之共事的许多研究员和学生的表彰和表彰。我为他们感到骄傲,没有他们我不可能做出如此多的贡献。

“虽然我最近正式从宾州大学退休,但我将继续研究并致力于精确医学,以诊断和管理遗传性疾病和血液疾病,其中一些疾病是种特异性疾病。这一慷慨的奖励必将促进今后的研究,从而大大有助于狗的健康。”

Dr Valeria Bergomi, awarded £10,000 for the Postgraduate Student Inspiration Award
Dr Bergomi received the Postgraduate Student Inspiration Award to help further expand her research and work in canine diabetes and anatomic pathology.

Diabetes mellitus affects a large number of dogs and Valeria’s current project is mainly focused on identifying the immune cell population surrounding and infiltrating pancreatic islets in dogs, in order to hopefully advance targeted treatments that will prevent islet destruction. Dr Bergomi has already identified changes within the canine pancreas that will help to increase understanding in this area.

获得博士学位后,瓦莱里亚计划完成解剖病理学的住院医师资格,以从事病理学家的职业。

After winning the award, Valeria commented: “I am incredibly proud of having won this award. It is definitely an amazing opportunity to further my research in the field of canine diabetes.

“我希望这笔钱将有助于我们进一步了解胰岛微环境,以及这种微环境如何在糖尿病患者中发生变化。犬糖尿病是一个巨大的问题,在临床实践中,因为它有一个非常重要的影响福利受影响的动物。虽然胰岛素治疗可以合理控制该病,且病程已有文献记载,但对其发病机制知之甚少。我希望我的工作能进一步阐明这一点,从而为治疗提供一些潜在的新靶点。”

Dr Sarah Helps awarded £1,000 for the Breed Health Co-ordinator Award
The recipient of the International Canine Health Award’s Breed Health Coordinator of the Year was recognised for her dedication and commitment to improving the health of the Deerhound, a breed she has been involved with for over 40 years. Her passion for the breed has seen her support veterinary research into dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in order to improve understanding, early diagnosis and prevention, and she initiated a longitudinal study into the prevalence of DCM in UK Deerhounds in 2015.

As part of this study, 99 Deerhounds were scanned and are being monitored throughout their lives, with the results of the study currently undergoing peer-review, in order to potentially form an official basis for future breed screening of Deerhounds. Early diagnosis means that treatment for heart disease can be started early, as well as enabling affected Deerhounds to be screened prior to breeding.

The money from the award will help to resource a geneticist and technician for further DNA development, as well as potentially subsidising further heart testing at future shows.

获得奖项后,莎拉说:“我真的很兴奋赢得这一着名奖。在我和我的同事在Deerhound Health Group,特别是Emily Dutton,RCVS认可的专家上,它是非常满意的,尤其是艾米莉·杜尔顿的心脏病学的专家,他们已经如此乐于助人。

“I very quickly fell in love with Deerhounds over 40 years ago because of their extraordinary grace and beauty, combined with great power and speed and their most generous loyal character. I feel particularly proud to have coordinated and assisted in the completion of the research project into heart disease affecting this wonderful breed, alongside Emily Dutton, and identifying the echocardiographic measurements in the Deerhound. The project has very much been a team effort and without the support of Deerhound owners, donations from the Deerhound Club and Bev Doyle, this heart study would never have been possible.”

ICHA小组主席、犬舍俱乐部慈善信托基金会(Kennel Club Charitary Trust)的受托人安德鲁·希金斯博士(Dr Andrew Higgins)说:“我们很高兴表彰这四位敬业的专业人士,他们对改善犬类健康和福利的热情和承诺。

“These winners have demonstrated their dedication to raising awareness, knowledge and understanding of canine diseases and thoroughly deserve the awards they have been honoured with today. We want to thank them for their contribution to improving dog health – they are truly an inspiration.”

Vernon Hill, founder and chairman emeritus of Metro Bank, and whose major gift underwrites the International Canine Health Awards, said: “Congratulations to all the 2020 International Canine Health Award winners. As the one of the largest global veterinary awards, we are pleased to recognise such inspirational individuals who are working tirelessly to improve the health and welfare of canines, all across the world.”

Find out more about the International Canine Health Awards.