Dr. Jane Ladlow Honored with the FECAVA Didier-Noël Carlotti Award 2023

The Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) proudly announces that Dr. Jane Ladlow, MA VetMB CertVR CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS, has been selected as the recipient of the Didier-Noël Carlotti Award for the year 2023. The award named in honor of Didier-Noeëll Carlotti recognizes outstanding individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the field of veterinary medicine. Dr. Ladlow was nominated by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) for her groundbreaking work on brachycephalic dog health and tireless efforts to raise awareness.

Dr. Jane Ladlow, a Director of clinical Research at the University of Cambridge, is renowned for her expertise in veterinary surgery. Her research focused on brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) has led to groundbreaking advancements in the objective assessment of airway function and the development of effective surgical strategies to improve the health and well-being of these unique canine companions.

One of Dr. Ladlow’s most notable contributions is her pioneering work on respiratory function scoring for brachycephalic dogs, which she began in 2019. This groundbreaking initiative has culminated in establishing a national scheme in the UK, providing independent, veterinary-led respiratory function scoring. The data gathered through this scheme offers invaluable insights into the extent and severity of respiratory issues in brachycephalic dogs, empowering veterinarians and breeders to take proactive measures to enhance the overall health of these beloved pets.

Dr. Ladlow’s dedication and research efforts have had a profound impact in the UK and globally, as she continues to champion the cause of brachycephalic dog health through her work. Her publications listed below testify to her expertise and passion for improving veterinary science and elevating the standard of care for companion animals.

The Didier-Noël Carlotti Award is a well-deserved recognition of Dr. Jane Ladlow’s exceptional contributions to the veterinary field. Her unwavering commitment to the well-being of brachycephalic dogs and her advocacy for responsible breeding practices have set a remarkable example for fellow veterinarians and pet owners worldwide.

Join FECAVA and BSAVA in celebrating Dr. Jane Ladlow’s remarkable achievements and congratulating her on this prestigious award at the welcome ceremony at the joint WSAVA/FECAVA Congress in Lisbon.

More about the Didier-Nöel Carlotti Award.


Excerpt of publications by Dr. Jane Ladlow:

• Riggs J, Liu NC, Sutton DR, Sargan D, Ladlow JF. Validation of exercise testing and laryngeal auscultation for grading brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome in pugs, French bulldogs, and English bulldogs by using whole-body barometric plethysmography. Vet Surg. 2019 Jan 21. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13159.
• Hinchliffe TA, Liu N-C, Lad low J. Sleep-disordered breathing in the Cavalier King Charles spaniel: A case series. Vet Surg. 2018 Dec 28. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13148.
• Liu NC, Genain MA, Kalmar L, Sargan DR, Ladlow JF. Objective effectiveness of and indications for laser­assisted turbinectomy in brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome. Veterinary Surgery. 2018. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13107. [Epub ahead of print]
• Ladlow JF, Liu N-C, Kalmar L, Sargan DR. Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome. Veterinary Record. 2018;182{13 ):375-378
• Liu NC, Troconis EL, McMillan M, Gena in M-A, Kalmar L, Price D, Sargan DR, Ladlow. Endotracheal tube placement during computed tomography of brachycephalic dogs alters upper airway dimensional measurements. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound. 2018. doi:10.1111/vru.12590
• Liu NC, Troconis EL, Kalmar L, Price DJ, Wright HE, Adams VJ, Sargan DR, Lad low JF. Conformational risk factors of brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) in pugs, French bulldogs, and bulldogs. PLoS ONE 2017;12(8):e0181928. [POSTER]
• Liu NC, Oechtering GU, Adams VJ, Kalmar L, Sargan DR, Ladlow JF. Outcomes and prognostic factors of surgical treatments for brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome in 3 breeds. Vet Surg. 2017
• Feb;46(2):271-280. doi: 10.1111/vsu.12608.
• Salguero R, Herrtage M, Holmes M, Mannion P, Lad low JF. Comparison between computed tomographic characteristics of middle ear in nonbrachycephalic and brachycephalic dogs with obstructive airway syndrome. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound. 2016;57(2):137-43. doi: 10.1111/vru.12337
• Liu N-C, Adams VJ, Kalmar L, Ladlow JF, Sargan DR. Whole-body barometric plethysmography characterizes upper airway obstructions in 3 brachycephalic breeds of dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2016;30(3): 853-865
• Liu N-C, Sargan DR, Adams VJ, Ladlow JF (2015). Characterisation of Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome in French Bulldogs Using Whole-Body Barometric Plethysmography. PloS One 2015;10(6): e0130741.


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