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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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Dr Sue Dyson retires from the Animal Health Trust

Dr Sue Dyson will leave her post as Head of Clinical Orthopaedics in the Centre for Equine Studies with effect from the 31 May 2019. Dr Dyson has been employed by the Animal Health Trust

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Scientists pave the way to aid fracture repair in horses

In a collaborative project scientists from the Animal Health Trust and the University of East Anglia have made 3D printed scaffolds that can be used to turn induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into bone in

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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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Animal Health Trust Surveillance Scheme takes a step closer to breaking the Strangles hold

Thanks to funding from The Horse Trust, a new surveillance scheme has been launched by the Animal Health Trust, in collaboration with the Universities of Liverpool and Melbourne, to understand the prevalence of Strangles within

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New laminitis research shows gaining weight is a risky business

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 weight gain more than doubled the risk

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Could horses with tendon injuries be given a greater chance of making a successful recovery?

Research recently undertaken by scientists at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) has found that the use of embryonic stem cells may give horses with tendon injuries a greater chance of a successful return to active

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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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Statement on equine influenza outbreaks

15 July 2019 The number of confirmed outbreaks of equine influenza in 2019 has now exceeded more than 200; this is compared to just two outbreaks reported in 2018. Dr Richard Newton, Director of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance,

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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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