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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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Animal Health Trust Race Day gets a flying start in its 10th anniversary year

Fundraising news,

In its celebratory year, a new Chairperson takes over the reins of the Fundraising Committee for the Animal Health Trust’s race day at Newmarket’s famous July Course.  Newmarket based Steve Elsom, Regional Director for the East

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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 reveals powerful long-term impact of DNA tests on dog diseases

News about dogs, Research news,

A new study has revealed that the number of pedigree dogs at risk of often painful and debilitating inherited diseases is being dramatically reduced by responsible breeders. The research, carried out by scientists who work for

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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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Mr Angus wins big on our Charity Lottery

Fundraising news,

A lucky AHT supporter, Mr Angus, is celebrating after winning £1,000 in our charity lottery! Mr Angus from Mid Lothian has made regular donations to the AHT for more than 12 years and signed up to play

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