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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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Horse with nasal discharge and Strangles

UK’s most comprehensive online resource gives access to latest Strangles cases at the click of a button

Animal Health Trust launches interactive website detailing up to date information on diagnoses of the disease across the UK. Horse owners, vets and paraprofessionals can now access the most up to date information on Strangles diagnoses

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Filly by Montjeu out of Love Divine, born 11.4.07 , pics taken 13.4.07

Neurological EHV-1 confirmed in Hampshire

15 January 2020 Further to the recent outbreak of neurological EHV-1 at an equestrian centre in Hampshire, which has resulted in the deaths of three horses, the Animal Health Trust (AHT) has been undertaking laboratory testing

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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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Results of a nationwide field trial for a vaccine for the prevention of Equine Grass Sickness

News about horses, Research news,

After years of initial planning and preliminary studies, a unique nationwide field trial for a vaccine for the prevention of equine grass sickness (EGS) began in 2014 and took four years to complete.  The trial

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New Head of Equine Orthopaedics, Dr Fran Henson, joins AHT to strengthen equine clinical and research work

We are delighted that Dr Fran Henson will be joining the AHT as Head of Equine Orthopaedics from 4 November 2019.

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CRIEDD

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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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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New breakthrough in creation of feline stem cells could help develop cure for heart disease in cats and humans

In what is believed to be a world-first, researchers have identified the conditions required to generate pluripotent stem cells from domestic cats, a finding which could have significant benefits for feline and human health. The Royal

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head portrait of a golden labrador sat in a grassy field.

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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