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The British Veterinary Association informed that The Harry Steele-Bodger Memorial Scholarship was awarded for 2012.

This scholarship was established in 1953 to honour the memory of Mr Henry W. Steele-Bodger, President of the BVA 1939/41, in recognition of his great services to the veterinary profession and agriculture, particularly during the war years of 1939/45. The award is only open to graduates of veterinary schools in the UK and Ireland who have been qualified for not more than three years, or to penultimate or final year students at these schools.

In this framework, Emily Jeanes - final year at the University of Liverpool Veterinary School – was one of the selected student; she obtained a scholarship to visit Sri Lanka during summer 2012.

The main objective of her study visit was to carry out a project investigating the zoonotic risk posed by Toxocara canis infection in dogs. Her research took place at the Dogstar Foundation in Kegalle. Emily Jeanes wishes her project will raise awareness of the risks and the ways in which the parasite can be controlled.

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