A new study from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) explores the reasons for cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture in dogs in the UK, as well as the factors influencing how it is managed clinically. The research also identifies which breeds are most at risk of CCL, with this list including popular breeds such as Rottweilers, Bichon Frise and West Highland White Terriers.

Veterinary - Jan 27

Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are seeking to enrol veterinary practices as they begin a study to determine and benchmark individual and herd-level passive transfer status across dairy herds within the UK. This is the first study to examine the issue from a UK wide perspective and will provide the largest amount of information to date which will inform best practice and benefit both farmers and vets.

Two new studies from the RVC have examined the 2021 outbreak of feline pancytopenia - a rare condition that causes serious illness, and in some cases fatalities, in cats.

Health - Veterinary - Oct 12, 2022

A new study from the Royal Veterinary College explores the frequency and risk factors for hypothyroidism in dogs in the UK, promoting greater awareness with earlier detection and treatment.

Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are inviting pet owners with dogs who have a newly diagnosed autoimmune disease to take part in an observational study to better understand the prognosis and help improve the wellbeing of those diagnosed in the future.

Veterinary - Health - Oct 14, 2022

A commonly-administered drug used in 94% of Thoroughbred racehorses could increase risk of sudden death, according to a new study. The research - led by the University of Glasgow and published today in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association - also found multiple other risk factors associated with sudden death, related to the circumstances of the race and individual histories of the horses.

Veterinary - Health - Sep 5, 2022

A team of researchers at the Royal Veterinary College and the University of Manchester used data from more than 150,000 dogs in the UK to assess the risk of death from sedation and general anaesthetics.