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Vets and scientists form consortium to tackle inherited eye disease in dogs

A new consortium of vets and scientists across the UK, established to tackle inherited eye disease in dogs, needs DNA samples from affected dogs to further its research. CRIEDD (Consortium to Research Inherited Eye Diseases in

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Renowned surgery specialist, Dr Jane Ladlow, joins the AHT’s Small Animal Referral Centre

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We are delighted to be celebrating the return of Dr Jane Ladlow a global leader in Brachycephalic research, to head up our Soft Tissue Surgery team in the Small Animal Referral Centre. Dr Jane Ladlow worked

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Vets’ support required for Lafora DNA test

The Animal Health Trust (AHT) is seeking vets’ help to support a research project to develop a reliable DNA test for Lafora disease, a life-limiting condition that affects some breeds of dogs. The project, which is

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Tackling cancer in dogs highlighted on World Cancer Research Day

One in four dogs will get cancer in their lifetime, and for dogs over the age of 10 cancer is their biggest killer. To mark World Cancer Research Day (24 September 2019), we are highlighting that

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Seasonal Canine Illness

News about dogs, News for vets,

SCI – SEASONAL CANINE ILLNESS  If you suspect your dog is showing signs of SCI, contact your vet immediately.  The most important thing is to take seriously the signs of sickness, diarrhoea and lethargy in your dog, especially if

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New research into aggressive cancer common in Flatcoated Retrievers will benefit hundreds of dogs in the UK

New research investigating a rare but aggressive cancer, histiocytic sarcoma, will be hugely beneficial to one of the UK’s native gundogs. A UK study showed that more than 50% of Flatcoated Retrievers die of cancer, and

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New DNA test launched for previously undiagnosed condition in Giant Schnauzers

Animal Health Trust identifies blinding condition in Giant Schnauzers, finds genetic mutation which causes it and promptly launches DNA test We have identified an inherited retinal disease, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), which leads to blindness

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Celebrating ten years of working with the Kennel Club to improve the health of dogs

17 June 2019 marks ten years since the Kennel Club and the Animal Health Trust formally agreed to work together to improve the lives of dogs. Over these 10 years the partnership has gone on

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New research into common cancer will benefit thousands of Labrador and Golden Retrievers

Research recently released by veterinary charity, the Animal Health Trust, investigating the most common skin cancer in dogs, mast cell tumours, will be hugely beneficial to two of the UK’s most popular breeds of dog. It

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Glaucoma DNA test in Border Collies

New DNA test launched for Border Collies

Animal Health Trust validates genetic mutation for blinding condition in Border Collies and promptly launches DNA test. We are pleased to announce a new DNA test for the genetic mutation causing glaucoma in Border Collies. Glaucoma

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