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Ben Shrauner Recipient of ACVS Recognition

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Dr. Ben Shrauner prepares for surgery. Photo credit: Nathan Latil

Ben Shrauner, an equine surgery resident at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is the recipient of two national honors awarded by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) at the recent 2015 Surgery Summit in Nashville, TN.

The honors—the Resident Large Animal Research Award and the Resident Speaker Exchange Program Award—recognizes the value of Dr. Shrauner’s presentation, “Standing Lumbosacral Epiduroscopy in Horses” made during the Summit’s Resident Forums session.

Equine lumbosacral epiduroscopy is a potential diagnostic imaging approach to understanding the cause of a horse’s back pain and resulting gait alterations and poor performance. The presentation was qualified and selected by the ACVS scientific review and is based on the NC State project involving Timo Prange, a CVM clinical assistant professor and Shrauner’s mentor who involved Shrauner in the research, and Anthony Blikslager, professor of equine surgery.

The Resident Speaker Exchange Program Award is a collaboration with the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) and provides for Shrauner to attend and present the topic at the ECVS 2016 Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal July 7-9, 2016.

Founded in 1965, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons is the American Veterinary Medical Association specialty board which sets the standards for advanced professionalism in veterinary surgery. Through the Surgery Summit forums and award competition, the ACVS encourages clinically important original research and the dissemination of the results of these investigations by surgical residents.