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Laminitis is as common as colic across Great Britain, new research reveals

A study conducted by the Animal Health Trust in collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College and Rossdales Equine Hospital, and funded by World Horse Welfare, has identified that one in every 10 horses/ponies may develop

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New research could help dogs with a common cancer get better treatment and help save lives

Research conducted by a team of scientists and vets at the Animal Health Trust, in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, offers new hope to vets and dog owners. Cutaneous mast cell tumours are the most

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Latest knowledge to improve welfare and performance of ridden horses

The latest work on pain-associated behaviour in ridden horses, from two illuminating studies, was presented by the AHT’s Dr Sue Dyson at the Saddle Research Trust Conference on 8 December 2018. Rider:horse weight ratio While one paper

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AHT Head of Neurology awarded RCVS Fellowship

Dr Luisa De Risio, Head of Neurology and Clinical Research at the Animal Health Trust (AHT), has been awarded the RCVS Fellowship by Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice. Dr Luisa De Risio has been Head of

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Horse pain study – vets applaud new method to assess equine performance

The next stage of the AHT’s Dr Sue Dyson’s facial expressions and horse pain research has taken place. The behaviour ethogram1 has been put to the test on a panel of vets as a new method for

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Animal Health Trust vet champions ridden horse welfare with video series

News about horses, News for vets,

The AHT’s Dr Sue Dyson is playing a leading role in a series of new educational videos aimed at helping riders, owners, trainers and vets to recognise musculoskeletal pain and subtle lameness sooner. Dr Dyson,

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New protocol for Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM)

New procedures now in place to safeguard equine population from future outbreaks Collaboration between government veterinary authorities and the equine industry has put in place a new protocol in Great Britain for controlling any future outbreaks

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Giving equine herpesvirus the wobbles

Animal Health Trust begins vaccine development research to protect against serious disease. Work aimed at developing a new vaccine to protect against abortigenic and neurological equine herpes virus (EHV) has begun at veterinary charity, the Animal Health

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Landmark pilot study addresses effects of rider weight on performance

Results of a new pilot study on the effects of rider weight on equine performance, presented at the National Equine Forum on 8 March 2018, show that high rider: horse bodyweight ratios can induce temporary

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Breakthrough in Strangles vaccine research

New research published today shows how scientists have moved a step closer to developing a vaccine to protect horses from Strangles. World-leading scientists from the Animal Health Trust (AHT), the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the

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