Oxford Laboratories
2023 Awards

Thank you to our judges:


Margie Scherk

Thomas Lutz

Rebecka Hess

Alan Poppl

Aline Bomfim Vieira

Daniel Langlois


Oxford Award Submissions 2023 – Clinical

  1. Manoharan, SA, Hess, RS. The odds of neoplasia in dogs with and without diabetes mellitus. J Vet Intern Med. 2022; 36(2): 726- 732. doi:10.1111/jvim.16370 
  2. Qiu LNY, Cai SV, Chan D, Hess RS. Seasonality and geography of diabetes mellitus in United States of America dogs. PLoS ONE, 2022;17(8): e0272297. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0272297 
  3. Assessment of selegiline and trilostane combined therapy efficacy for canine pituitary-dependent hypercortisolism treatment: A pilot randomized clinical trial. de Carvalho GLC, Meirelles L, da Silva CC, Neto WS, Furtado PV, Machado L, de Moura Martins FS, da Silva Mello FP, de Faria Valle S, Pöppl ÁG. Res Vet Sci. 2022 Dec 5;150:107-114. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2022.06.020.
  4. Investigation of the urine cortisol to creatinine ratio for the diagnosis of hypoadrenocorticism in dogs. Moya MV, Refsal KR, Langlois DK. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2022 Apr 13;260(9):1041-1047.
  5. Spruijt A, Kooistra HS , Oei CHY, Vinke CM, Okkens AC, De Gier JThe function of the pituitary-testicular axis in dogs prior to and following surgical or chemical castration with the GnRH-agonist deslorelin. Domestic Animal Reproduction 2022: doi: 10.1111/rda.14266
  6. Knies Marieke, Teske E, Kooistra HS. Evaluation of the FreeStyle Libre®, a flash glucose monitoring system, in client-owned cats with diabetes mellitus. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2022: 24(8): e223-e231; doi: 10.1177/1098612X221104051
  7. Xifra P, Serrano SI, Peterson ME. Effect of radioiodine treatment on muscle mass in hyperthyroid cats. J Vet Intern Med 2022;36:1931‐1941 (doi:10.1111/jvim.16560).
  8. Peterson ME, Rishniw M. Predicting outcomes in hyperthyroid cats treated with radioiodine. J Vet Intern Med2022, 36: 49-58 (doi: 10.1111/jvim.16319).
  9. Vieira, A.B., Restrepo, M.A., Auzenne, D. et al. Mild to moderate overweight in dogs: is there an impact on routine hematological and biochemical profiles, echocardiographic parameters and cardiac autonomic modulation? Vet Res Commun (2022).  

Oxford Award Submissions 2023 – Basic/Translational

  1. PEGDA microencapsulated allogeneic islets reverse canine diabetes without immunosuppression. Harrington Stephen, Karanu F, Ramachandran K, Williams SJ, Stehno-Bittel L. PLoS One. 2022 May 25;17(5):e0267814. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0267814. eCollection 2022. PMID: 35613086
  2. Sanders K, Kooistra HS, van den Heuvel M, Mokry M, Grinwis G, van den Dungen NAM, van Steenbeek F, Galac S. Transcriptome sequencing reveals two subtypes of cortisol-secreting adrenocortical tumors in dogs and identifies CYP26B1 as a potential new therapeutic target. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology 2022:  doi: 10.1111/vco.12871
  3. Laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy in felines: A cadaveric feasibility study and experimental case series in two cats. Buote NJ, Porter I, Loftus J, Cummings B, Dakin GF. Vet Surg. 2022 Jul 21. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13862.

Oxford Award Submissions 2019/2020 – Clinical

JD Anderson, DA Rondeau, RS Hess. Lispro insulin and electrolyte supplementation for treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis in cats. J Vet Intern Med. 2019;19.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.15518 

Arenas Bermejo C, Pérez Alenza D, García San José P, Llauet L, Pérez-López L, Melián C, C Feldman E. Laboratory assessment of trilostane treatment in dogs with pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism. J Vet Intern Med. 2020 Jul;34(4):1413-1422.

Bennaim Clinical and clinicopathological features in dogs with uncomplicated spontaneous hyperadrenocorticism diagnosed in primary care practice (2013-2014) Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 55 : 178-186 (2019) 

BertalanBasal-bolus insulin therapy combining Neutral Protamine Hagedorn and Lispro insulins for treatment of dogs with diabetes mellitus: a pilot study. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 2020;81:153–158. doi:10.2460/ajvr.81.2.153 

Fowlie Analytic performance of two point of care analysers for measurement of electrolytes in dogs treated for hypoadrenocorticism (2020) Journal of Small Animal Practice 61: 599-608

Krämer, Angelina Riederer , Federico Fracassi , Felicitas S Boretti , Nadja S Sieber-Ruckstuhl , Thomas A Lutz , Barbara Contiero , Eric Zini, Claudia E Reusch Glycemic variability in newly diagnosed diabetic cats treated with the glucagon-like peptide-1 analogue exenatide extended release. J Vet Intern Med. 2020 Nov;34(6):2287-2295. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15915.

MJ. Lechner and RS. Hess. The utility of serum, plasma, and whole blood glucose measurement on a point-of-care glucometer: a prospective study of 152 samples from dogs and 111 samples from cats. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 2019:1074–1081

Peterson ME, Li A, Soberoff, S, Rishniw M, Bilbrough GE. Hyperthyroidism is not a risk factor for subclinical bacteriuria in cats: a prospective cohort study. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2020:34:1157-1165. (doi: 10.1111/jvim.15769) 

Prieto JM, Carney PC, Miller ML, Rishniw M, Randolph JF, Lamb SV, Place NJ, Peterson ME. Short-term biological variation of serum thyroid hormone concentrations in clinically healthy cats. Domestic Animal Endocrinology 2020, 71:106389. (doi: 10.1016/j.domaniend.2019.106389)

Reagan KL, Reagan BA, Gilor C. Machine learning algorithm as a diagnostic tool for hypoadrenocorticism in dogs. Domest Anim Endocrinol. 2020 Jul;72:106396.

Schofield I, Brodbelt DC, Niessen SJM, Church DB, Geddes RF, Kennedy N, O'Neill DG. Development and internal validation of a prediction tool to aid the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome in dogs attending primary-care practice. J Vet Intern Med. 2020 Nov;34(6):2306-2318. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15851. Epub 2020 Sep 16.

Schofield I, O'Neill DG, Brodbelt DC, Church DB, Geddes RF, Niessen SJM. Development and evaluation of a health-related quality-of-life tool for dogs with Cushing's syndrome. J Vet Intern Med. 2019 Nov;33(6):2595-2604. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15639. Epub 2019 Oct 29.

van Bokhorst KL, Kooistra HS, Boroffka SAEB, Galac S. Concurrent pituitary and adrenocortical lesions on computed tomography imaging in dogs with spontaneous hypercortisolism. J Vet Intern Med. 2019 Jan;33(1):72-78. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15378. 

Wakeling J, Hall T, Williams TL. Correlation of thyroid hormone measurements with thyroid stimulating hormone stimulation test results in radioiodine-treated cats. J Vet Intern Med. 2020 Nov;34(6):2265-2275. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15909. Epub 2020 Oct 12. .


Oxford Award Submissions 2019/2020 – Basic/translational

Boag AM, Brown A, Koenigshof A, Homer N, Sooy K, Jamieson PM. Glucocorticoid Metabolism in Critically Ill Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris). Domestic Animal Endocrinology (2020), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.domaniend.2020.106437.

E.F. Bode, G.R. Markby, A.M. Boag, Y. Martinez-Pereira,  B.M. Corcoran, C. Farquharson, K. Sooy, N.Z.M. Homer, P.M. Jamieson, G.J. Culshaw "Glucocorticoid metabolism and the action of 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 2 in canine congestive heart failure”  The Veterinary Journal Volume 258, April 2020, 105456

SV. Cai, TR. Famula, AM. Oberbauer, RS Hess. Heritability and complex segregation analysis of diabetes mellitus in American Eskimo Dogs.  J Vet Intern Med. 2019; 1– 9. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.15570 

Gal A, Burton SE, Weidgraaf K, Singh P, Lopez-Villalobos N, Jacob A, Malabu U, Burchell R. The effect of the sodium-glucose cotransporter type-2 inhibitor dapagliflozin on glomerular filtration rate in healthy cats.  Domest Anim Endocrinol 2020;70:106376.

Gilor C, Duesberg C, Elliott DA, Feldman EC, Mundinger TO, Taborsky GJ Jr, Nelson RW, Havel PJ. Am Co-impairment of autonomic and glucagon responses to insulin-induced hypoglycemia in dogs with naturally occurring insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.  J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Dec 1;319(6):E1074-E1083.

Hess RS, Henthorn P, Devoto M, Wang F, Feng R. An exploratory association analysis of the insulin gene region with diabetes mellitus in two dog breeds. Journal of Heredity, 2019.  https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esz059 

Mui ML, Famula TR, Henthorn PS, Hess RS. Heritability and complex segregation analysis of naturally-occurring diabetes in Australian Terrier Dogs.  PLoS ONE, 2020 15(9): e0239542. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0239542 

O'Kell AL; Wasserfall CH; Henthorn PS; Atkinson MA; Hess RS. Evaluation for type 1 diabetes associated autoantibodies in diabetic and non-diabetic Australian Terriers and Samoyeds.  Canine Medicine and Genetics, 2020:7(10). doi: 10.1186/s40575-020-00089-5 

Sanders K, Cirkel K, Grinwis GCM, Teske E, van Nimwegen SA, Mol JA, Hesselink JW, Kooistra HS, Galac S. The Utrecht Score: A novel histopathological scoring system to assess the prognosis of dogs with cortisol-secreting adrenocortical tumours. Vet Comp Oncol. 2019 Sep;17(3):329-337. doi: 10.1111/vco.12474. 

Sanders K, van Staalduinen GJ, Uijens MCM, Mol JA, Teske E, Slob A, Hesselink JW, Kooistra HS, Galac, S. Molecular markers of prognosis in canine cortisol-secreting adrenocortical tumours.  Vet Comp Oncol 2019;17:545-552 https://doi: 10.1111/vco.12521.

Foetal development of endocrine organs in dog. Julianna Thurczy. Repro Domestic Anim 2020


Oxford Award Submissions 2021– Clinical

Del Baldo F, Fracassi F, Pires J, Tardo AM, Malerba E, Manassero E, Gilor C.  Accuracy of a flash glucose monitoring system in cats and determination of the time lag between blood glucose and interstitial glucose concentrations. J Vet Intern Med. 2021 May;35(3):1279-1287.

Pamela Galati, Todd Archer, Robyn Jolly, Alyssa Sullivant, Robert Wills, Patty Lathan. Effects of desmopressin acetate administration in healthy dogs receiving prednisolone. J Vet Intern Med 2021 Sep;35(5):2271-2276. doi: 10.1111/jvim.16250. Epub 2021 Aug 27.

Gilor C, Hulsebosch SE, Pires J, Bannasch MJ, Lancaster T, Delpero A, Ragupathy R, Murikipudi S, Zion T. An ultra-long-acting recombinant insulin for the treatment of diabetes mellitus in cats.  J Vet Intern Med. 2021 Sep;35(5):2123-2130.

Sookin Nam  1, Tae-Won Kim  1 , Kun-Ho Song  1 , Edward C Feldman  2 , Kyoung-Won Seo  3 Evaluation of compounded trilostane packets for dogs with naturally occurring hyperadrenocorticism.   J Vet Intern Med 2021 Jul;35(4):1729-1732.  doi: 10.1111/jvim.16197. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Peterson ME, Rishniw M. A dosing algorithm for individualized radioiodine treatment of cats with hyperthyroidism. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2021, 35: 2140-2151 (doi:10.1111/jvim.16228)

Schofield I, Brodbelt DC, Kennedy N, Niessen SJM, Church DB, Geddes RF, O'Neill DG. Machine-learning based prediction of Cushing's syndrome in dogs attending UK primary-care veterinary practice.Sci Rep. 2021 Apr 27;11(1):9035. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-88440-z.

Shea EK and Hess RS. Assessment of postprandial hyperglycemia and circadian fluctuation of glucose concentrations in diabetic dogs using a flash glucose monitoring system.  J Vet Intern Med. 2021:1-10. doi: 10.1111/jvim.16046 

Shea, EK, Hess, RS. Validation of a flash glucose monitoring system in outpatient diabetic cats. J Vet Intern Med. 2021; 35( 4):1703- 1712. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.16216

van Bokhorst KL, Galac S, Kooistra HS, Valtolina C, Fracassi F, Rosenberg D, Meij BP. Evaluation of hypophysectomy for treatment of hypersomatotropism in 25 cats. J Vet Intern Med. 2021 Mar;35(2):834-842. doi: 10.1111/jvim.16047. 

Vincent AM, Okonkowski LK, Brudvig JM, Refsal KR, Berghoff N, Olivier NB, Langlois DK. Low-dose desoxycorticosterone pivalate treatment of hypoadrenocorticism in dogs: a randomized controlled clinical trial.   J Vet Intern Med. 2021;35:1720-1728


Oxford Award Submissions 2021– Basic/translational

Crakes KR, Pires J, Quach N, Ellis-Reis RE, Greathouse R, Chittum KA, Steiner JM, Pesavento P, Marks SL, Dandekar S, Gilor C. Fenofibrate promotes PPARα-targeted recovery of the intestinal epithelial barrier at the host-microbe interface in dogs with diabetes mellitus. Sci Rep. 2021 Jun 29;11(1):13454.

Langlois DK, Mazaki-Tovi M, Harro CC, Refsal KR. Multiple corticosteroid abnormalities in cats with hyperaldosteronism. J Vet Intern Med. 2021;35:2152-2158. 

Muñoz-Prieto A, Rubić I, Horvatic A, Rafaj RB, Cerón JJ, Tvarijonaviciute A, Mrljak V. Metabolic profiling of serum from dogs with pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism. Research in Veterinary Science 138, 161–166 (2021).

Muñoz-Prieto A, Rubić I, Horvatić A, Rafaj RB, Cerón JJ, Tvarijonaviciute A, Mrljak V. Evaluation of Changes in Metabolites of Saliva in Canine Obesity Using a Targeted Metabolomic Approach. Animals 11, 2501 (2021).

Muñoz-Prieto A, González-Arostegui LG, Rubić I, Cerón JJ, Tvarijonaviciute A, Horvatić A, Mrljak V. Untargeted metabolomic profiling of serum in dogs with hypothyroidism. Research in Veterinary Science 136, 6–10 (2021).

Sanders K, Veldhuizen A, Kooistra HS, Slob A, Timmermans-Sprang EPM, Riemers FM, Daminet S, Fracassi F, van Nimwegen SA, Meij BP, Galac S. Circulating MicroRNAs as Non-invasive Biomarkers for Canine Cushing's Syndrome. Front Vet Sci. 2021 Nov 17;8:760487. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2021.760487. eCollection 2021.