For Essay Competition

VetX is proud to host another Annual Competition for best Article Submission.

Deadline for submission is 9:00pm EST, December 24th 2021. No late entries accepted. Winner noticed January 31st, 2022.

Criteria - an essay or article on a veterinary topic of your choice

Who can submit?
VetX submissions are open to anyone in the veterinary profession.

Prize - 0.01 Bitcoin (currently 1BTC = US$48,700)

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Ms. Joanna Koilpillai is a final year student in the BVSc & AH program of Madras Veterinary College, in Tamil Nadu, India.

She is passionate about becoming a veterinarian, with special interests in Theriogenology and Small Animal Internal Medicine.

She attended the Summer Visitor Externship Program in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University.

After her graduation, she plans on pursuing higher studies in Internal Medicine.

Her essay Mesothelioma - a state of the art review - can be viewed...
MESOTHELIOMA- A State of the Art Review

Joanna Koilpillai (5th Year B.VSc Student)

Madras Veterinary College, Vepery High Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600007, India


A mesothelioma is a tumour originating from the mesothelium which is the membranous epithelial tissue that lines the serous cavities of the body. Mesotheliomas, therefore, are the result of abnormal division and replication of mesothelial cells, and their subsequent migration to other sites in the body. The resultant tumours cause numerous non-specific symptoms, such as a history of chronic disease...
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The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Human medical advances have always laid the groundwork for eventual application to...
Minerals play an important role in animal physiology to sustain their productivity. Nanotechnology will play a major role in the future areas of research in animal nutrition. Cobalt is one of the trace element possessing various enzyme related critical functions in animal system.

More recent results of several studies suggested that cobalt may improve the fibre digestion in the rumen independent of its role as part of Vitamin B12. In nano form of cobalt supplementation, the mineral’s surface area is increased, which possibly could increase absorption and...
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Mesothelioma - A State of the Art Review
VetX Essay submission
Joanna Koilpillai
An In Depth Discussion of the Canine Cutaneous Mastocytoma

Bronwyn Turner

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine


Canine cutaneous mastocytomas are one of the most common types of cancers that afflict dogs, with no known age or gender bias. Due to the common occurrence and the vast amount of literature surrounding this topic, it seems as though the diagnosis of a mast cell tumor is cut and dry. However, there is much more that goes into these tumors, including: the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and the quality of life of the animal in question. And even...
Have you written a great essay or have one in the pipeline? Share it with VetX for a chance to win.

Submissions for the 2018 VetX Student Essay Competition ends at 17:00 (AEST) Wednesday October 31st, 2018.

Prize money
1st Prize - $500

Who is eligible? Any full-time veterinary student attending a veterinary school.

Who judges the essays? Essays will be judged by a panel of veterinary specialists.

What subject matter can I write about? Essays may be on any topic of veterinary interest, and...
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