- Should the kennel cough vaccine be given during COVID-19?
- Can cats transfer COVID-19 to other animals, and is there a risk of zoonosis
- What's the difference between FCoV and COVID-19?
- What can we clean a patient with, and will this kill COVID-19?
- Does ultraviolet light actually kill COVID-19?
- Will good weather affect infection rates of COVID-19?
- When should we test an animal for COVID-19?
- How do Face Coverings work?
- What evidence supports use of face coverings?
- How and when to wear a face covering
- Do ferrets and other mustelids pose a zoonotic risk for COVID-19?
- Mink and COVID-19: The Denmark mutation
- What advice should we give owners of ferrets during COVID-19?
- How can we offer a cat friendly environment during COVID-19?
- How should we handle a ferret in the practice or rescue environment?
The Plowright Prize 2021-2022
The biennial Plowright Prize, which recognises an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of infectious diseases in animals, is officially opened.
Walter Plowright was widely regarded as one of the world’s most eminent veterinary virologists and authorities on rinderpest, whose development of a tissue culture vaccine represented a key milestone in efforts to control the disease – one of only two infectious diseases that have been fully eradicated.
The prize recipient will receive £75,000, to be used to support research or other improvement activity that contributes to the control, management and eradication of infectious diseases in animals. For these purposes, the term ‘animal’ includes both domestic and free-living species – mammals, birds or fish.
This prize recognises an individual whose work has had a significant impact on the control, management and eradication of infectious diseases of animals. Their contribution will demonstrate animal, humanitarian or economic benefit.
The prize is open to any veterinary surgeon, veterinary nurse or research scientist working in Europe or the Commonwealth. The nominee may be working in practice, academia, a research institute/organisation, industry, government or another relevant sector. Institutions and/or organisations are not eligible to receive the prize.
“It was a great honour to receive the RCVS Knowledge Plowright Prize, I was particularly humbled that it is awarded in memory of Walter Plowright. The funds are advancing my current research on Theileria parva, by demonstrating that the approach I am pursuing is a viable option for vaccination against the parasite.”
Professor Morrison, 2019 Winner
How to nominate
Nominators must notify the nominee of their intention to submit and jointly complete the nomination form.
To nominate an individual please fill out the nomination form below.
Individuals may NOT nominate themselves.
Please direct all enquiries regarding this year’s prize to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: +44 (0) 20 7202 0721