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Strangles research funding boost from Tattersalls

Our world-leading scientists will benefit from a three-year funding grant from Tattersalls to help fight Strangles.

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Clover, a Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen puppy who's sight has been saved by AHT glaucoma research

AHT research saves puppy’s sight

Clover, a 10-week-old puppy, has been saved from blindness thanks to genetic research conducted at the Animal Health Trust. A DNA test for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), a painful condition which eventually leads to blindness in

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Dr Luke Dutton with a cat

New project will help cats fight heart disease

Meet Dr Luke Dutton, the newest member of our stem cell research team. In collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), Luke is working with our Head of Stem Cell Research, Dr Debbie Guest, on

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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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Dr Richard Newton

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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Top race and show horse Barbers Shop’s DNA helps research

Due to support from SEIB Insurance Brokers and Katie Jerram-Hunnable, top race and show horse, Barbers Shop, is supporting a new AHT project.

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Hattie Wright, Vets4Pets research assistant, in the lab

Canine Genetics research team grows thanks to new funding

We’re very pleased to have appointed a new research assistant within our canine genetics research team. Hattie Wright, from Cambridge, has joined us in a newly-created position, following funding by Vets4Pets, who agreed to support

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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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