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Closure of AHT services due to UK Government advice regarding Covid-19 pandemic

Due to the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic and the UK Government’s latest position requiring people to remain at home, the Animal Health Trust has decided the responsible position is to no longer receive

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UK’s largest canine genome bank leads to breakthrough for Shetland Sheepdogs

New DNA test launched to help breeders reduce prevalence of blinding condition in Shetland Sheepdogs Scientists working at the Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust have identified a new mutation that causes the

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AHT’s pioneering research showcased on ITV News Anglia

Last week ITV News Anglia aired two short films that showcased some of the world leading research projects currently being undertaken by scientists and researchers at the Animal Health Trust. The first film focused on our

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Retinal dysplasia is a severe blinding condition that can affect Cocker Spaniels

Cocker Spaniels gifted a very special present this Christmas

Vets4Pets sponsored Research Assistant finds a genetic mutation in Cocker Spaniels that causes a blinding condition and a DNA test is promptly launched. An inherited retinal disease, which presents as retinal detachment and blindness in

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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

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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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