Many congratulations to Dr Jenny Cartwright who was awarded the European Society of Comparative Gastroenterology Purina GI Health Award for best oral abstract at last week’s European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Congress. Jenny recently completed her MSc in the VitDAL where she established which canine tissues expressed the vitamin D receptor and investigated the relationship between inflammation and vitamin D receptor expression in the gastrointestinal tract. Very well done Jenny on this well deserved award!!

Other studies from the VitDAL were also presented at the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Congress including collaborative research with the University of Pretoria. The international collaboration demonstrated that dogs with babesiosis had low concentrations of 25 hydroxyvitamin D.