vaccination

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

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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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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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Dr Jenny Mumford

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Everyone at the Animal Health Trust has been saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Jenny Mumford. Jenny joined the AHT in 1980 to establish our Equine Virology Unit after a major outbreak of equine

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BEVA and AHT celebrate 15 years of disease surveillance

The Animal Health Trust (AHT) joined BEVA at its Congress this year for a big 15th birthday party. We are celebrating the longevity and success of our collaboration with Defra to produce the Equine Quarterly

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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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