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American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition 

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American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition

721 Inverness Drive
West Chester, PA 19380

(610)696-2347

www.aavn.org

AAVN EQUINE CASE REPORT COMPETITION DETAILS -- 2016

Individual Equine Case Report Competition:

The AAVN Equine Case Report Competition is sponsored by Buckeye Nutrition. The Equine Case Report Competition is open to veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students pursuing an advanced degree in veterinary or animal nutrition. The 1st place winner will receive a $500 USD travel award to the 2016 AAVN Research Symposium on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in Denver, Colorado and the case report will be printed in the AAVN Newsletter. First place winners will also be offered either an oral or poster presentation at the AAVN Research Symposium. The 2nd and 3rd place winners in will receive honorable mentions and an acknowledgement in the AAVN Newsletter. Reviewer comments will be returned to all entrants.

 

AAVN Student Chapter Competition:

Each AAVN Student Chapter may submit up to three (3) case reports. All case reports submitted for the AAVN Student Chapter Competition will also be reviewed for the individual competition. The scores from these individual case reports will be combined to determine a total score, and the Student Chapter with the highest combined score will receive a $500 USD award sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. to be used for Student Chapter activities. The winning student chapter will also receive acknowledgement at the 2016 AAVN Research Symposium and in the AAVN newsletter.

 

Case Report Format:

The case report must be prepared as a word document with 12 pt. Times New Roman font, letter-sized pages, 1.5 spacing with 1 inch margins all around. The case report should be limited to 8 pages of text not including tables, figures, and references.

 

Cover Page:  Should include the title, authors’ names, college/institution address, and contact email. The title should be succinct and relevant to the case report subject. The first author must be enrolled as a full-time veterinary student, intern, resident, or graduate student and be able to provide a copy of a current transcript or letter from the institution documenting their training program. The authors’ names and college/institution name should only appear on this cover page to maintain anonymity of the rest of the case report during review. This cover page is not included in the total number of pages for the case report.  

 

Introduction: The introduction should state the purpose of the case report, a brief review of the problem and a summary of the pertinent and current literature. This section should not exceed one typed page.

 

Clinical Report: The body of the case report should include the medical history, physical examination findings (e.g. body weight, body condition score, muscle condition score, etc.), thorough dietary history, diagnostic methods and results (e.g. laboratory and radiological findings, differential diagnoses, treatments, necropsy findings (when appropriate), final diagnoses, outcome of the case, etc.).

 

Discussion: The discussion involves a subjective critique by the author of the clinical report, including views on the problem(s) that was/were identified and the management of the problem(s). This is different from the clinical report, in which clinical findings are objective. No new information should be added in the discussion.

 

Conclusion: In 200 words or less, the author should draw conclusions from their findings and suggest future directions (if applicable).

 

References: References should be listed in alphabetical order using a consistent referencing style. In the text, references should be included as (Author(s), year of publication).

 

Submission Guidelines: Equine case reports should also be based on a relevant clinical case of either an individually owned animal or a herd, and should not involve animals included in a research program. Case reports should not be previously published in any peer-reviewed journals. The report should include complete and appropriate diagnostic workups and dietary, medical and/or surgical managements. The manuscript should reflect your veterinary expertise, demonstrate your ability to use medical and nutritional principles in the diagnosis and treatment of animals, and display your ability to communicate medical and nutritional observations and data in an organized manner. Manuscripts which make a contribution to or support the existing literature are encouraged. Many students will not have experience as authors and are encouraged to consult someone with experience in publishing in refereed journals; however, any assistance should pertain to style rather than content. Mentoring authors may be included; however the award will go to the first author. The first author should be primarily responsible for all text in the case report.

 

Case reports and supporting illustrations should be submitted using Microsoft Word 98 or higher. All tabular data should be on a separate sheet with an appropriate legend. All images should be submitted in a JPEG format accompanied with the appropriate legend corresponding with the case report. Supporting illustrations (e.g. radiographs, photographs, electrocardiograms, line drawings, etc.) must be submitted in high quality computer-generated graphics. The AAVN Student Case Report Committee will review the manuscripts and assign a score using a rubric to assess written communication skills, medical and nutrition knowledge. All participants will be notified by email of the results no later than 5:00 pm EST on Friday, May 6, 2016.

 

Case report entries should be emailed to Dr. Jackie Parr at jackie.parr@royalcanin.com with the subject line “AAVN Equine Case Report Competition Entry 2016” by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, March 20, 2016. An email confirming receipt of the entry will be sent to the first author.

 

Contacts: Dr. Jackie Parr, AAVN Secretary

Dr. Wilbur Amand, AAVN Executive Director

AAVN SMALL ANIMAL CASE REPORT COMPETITION DETAILS -- 2016

 Individual Small Animal (Canine and Feline) Case Report Competition:

The AAVN Small Animal (Canine and Feline) Case Report Competition is sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. The Small Animal Case Report Competition is open to veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students studying in a veterinary college program. The 1st place winner will receive a $500 USD travel award to the 2016 AAVN Research Symposium on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in Denver, Colorado and the case report will be printed in the AAVN Newsletter. First place winners will also be offered either an oral or poster presentation at the AAVN Research Symposium. The 2nd and 3rd place winners in will receive honorable mentions and an acknowledgement in the AAVN Newsletter. Reviewer comments will be returned to all entrants.

 

AAVN Student Chapter Competition:

Each AAVN Student Chapter may submit up to three (3) case reports. All case reports submitted for the AAVN Student Chapter Competition will also be reviewed for the individual competition. The scores from these individual case reports will be combined to determine a total score, and the Student Chapter with the highest combined score will receive a $500 USD award sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. to be used for Student Chapter activities. The winning student chapter will also receive acknowledgement at the 2016 AAVN Research Symposium and in the AAVN newsletter.

 

Case Report Format:

The case report must be prepared as a word document with 12 pt. Times New Roman font, letter-sized pages, 1.5 spacing with 1 inch margins all around. The case report should be limited to 8 pages of text not including tables, figures, and references.

 

Cover Page:  Should include the title, authors’ names, college/institution address, and contact email. The title should be succinct and relevant to the case report subject. The first author must be enrolled as a full-time veterinary student, intern, resident, or graduate student and be able to provide a copy of a current transcript or letter from the institution documenting their training program. The authors’ names and college/institution name should only appear on this cover page to maintain anonymity of the rest of the case report during review. This cover page is not included in the total number of pages for the case report.  

 

Introduction: The introduction should state the purpose of the case report, a brief review of the problem and a summary of the pertinent and current literature. This section should not exceed one typed page.

 

Clinical Report: The body of the case report should include the medical history, physical examination findings (e.g. body weight, body condition score, muscle condition score, skin and coat evaluation, etc.), extended nutritional assessment (see www.wsava.org/educational/global-nutrition-committee for more details), diagnostic methods and results (e.g. laboratory and radiological findings, differential diagnoses, treatments, necropsy findings (when appropriate), final diagnoses, outcome of the case, etc.).

 

Discussion: The discussion involves a subjective critique by the author of the clinical report, including views on the problem(s) that was/were identified and the management of the problem(s). This is different from the clinical report, in which clinical findings are objective. No new information should be added in the discussion.

 

Conclusion: In 200 words or less, the author should draw conclusions from their findings and suggest future directions (if applicable).

 

References: References should be listed in alphabetical order using a consistent referencing style. In the text, references should be included as (Author(s), year of publication).

 

Submission Guidelines: Small animal (specifically canine or feline) case reports should be based on a relevant clinical case and should not involve animals included in a research program. Case reports should not be previously published in any peer-reviewed journals. The report should include complete and appropriate diagnostic workups and dietary, medical and/or surgical managements. The manuscript should reflect your veterinary expertise, demonstrate your ability to use medical and nutritional principles in the diagnosis and treatment of animals, and display your ability to communicate medical and nutritional observations and data in an organized manner. Manuscripts which make a contribution to or support the existing literature are encouraged. Many students will not have experience as authors and are encouraged to consult someone with experience in publishing in refereed journals; however, any assistance should pertain to style rather than content. Mentoring authors may be included; however the award will go to the first author. The first author should be primarily responsible for all text in the case report.

 

Case reports and supporting illustrations should be submitted using Microsoft Word 98 or higher. All tabular data should be on a separate sheet with an appropriate legend. All images should be submitted in a JPEG format accompanied with the appropriate legend corresponding with the case report. Supporting illustrations (e.g. radiographs, photographs, electrocardiograms, line drawings, etc.) must be submitted in high quality computer-generated graphics. The AAVN Student Case Report Committee will review the manuscripts and assign a score using a rubric to assess written communication skills, medical and nutrition knowledge. All participants will be notified by email of the results no later than 5:00 pm EST on Friday, May 6, 2016.

 

Case report entries should be emailed to Dr. Jackie Parr at jackie.parr@royalcanin.com with the subject line “AAVN Small Animal Case Report Competition Entry 2016” by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, March 20, 2015. An email confirming receipt of the entry will be sent to the first author.

 

Contacts: Dr. Jackie Parr, AAVN Secretary

Dr. Wilbur Amand, AAVN Executive Director

 

 

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