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Veterinary - Health - 30.04.2024
Cavapoo and Cockapoo designer dog breeds at high risk of tick infestation
The RVC's VetCompass Programme reveals the dog breeds at most and least risk of tick infestation to help prevention and support canine welfare. New research from the RVC has revealed that designer cross breeds, including Cavapoo, Cockapoo, Goldendoodle and Cavachons have higher risk of becoming infested by ticks due to their Poodle parentage.

Health - Veterinary - 27.03.2024
New research from the RVC highlights most common disorders in UK pet guinea pigs
New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has identified the most common conditions in pet guinea pigs in the UK are overgrown nails, ringworm and eye ulcers. Several of these common conditions are linked to sedentary lives in captivity and therefore offer opportunities to reduce their frequency.

Health - Veterinary - 18.03.2024
New RVC research proves clinical benefits from surgical intervention for dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture
A new study from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has revealed that surgical management of cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) ruptures in dogs causes better outcomes for reducing lameness compared to non-surgical management. The study demonstrated substantial clinical benefits following surgical management for CCL, with short-term lameness reduced by a quarter and long-term lameness by a third.

Veterinary - Health - 15.02.2024
New study from the RVC identifies most common findings in pre-purchase examinations of horses
New study from the RVC identifies most common findings in pre-purchase examinations of horses
New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has found that lameness is the most common prejudicial PPE finding in prepurchase examinations (PPEs) in horses in the UK. It was also found that horses with a higher purchase price are more likely to undergo a five-stage vetting (5SV), compared to a two-stage vetting (2SV).

Environment - Veterinary - 02.02.2024
Handwashing a major source of pet pesticide pollution in UK rivers
A new study reveals that handwashing in the weeks after spot-on flea and tick treatments is the largest source of pet pesticide pollution in rivers. The study's authors, from the University of Sussex and Imperial College London, are calling for a review of the regulatory framework and prescribing practices to address toxic pet pesticides washing into rivers.

Life Sciences - Veterinary - 26.01.2024
New Thoroughbred genetic fracture risk scoring system developed by the RVC discovers collagen is contributing factor
New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) into genetic risks of fracture in Thoroughbred horses has found that horses with lower levels of collagen type III have a higher risk of fracture. Previously, there has been limited research into this disease with no specific genetic mechanisms identified.

Health - Veterinary - 24.01.2024
New research highlights surprisingly good health characteristics in Shih Tzu dogs in the UK
New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has found the most common conditions diagnosed in Shih Tzu dogs in the UK are periodontal disease (inflammation of the gums and tissue around the teeth), anal sac impaction and ear disorders. While the findings suggest that the breed is predisposed to a number of conditions, the overall disorder profile of the Shih Tzu is surprisingly different and better than many other common flat-faced breeds.

Veterinary - Health - 22.01.2024
High levels of problem behaviours and use of aversive training methods in pandemic puppies
The pawfect storm: study finds high levels of problem behaviours and use of aversive training methods in pandemic puppies The average number of owner-reported problem behaviours among 'pandemic puppies' was five, with problem behaviours more likely in owners using aversive training techniques, says the Royal Veterinary College Four in five (82%) 'pandemic puppy' owners have reported using aversive training methods in attempts to address their dog's problem behaviours, according to a new study by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC).

Health - Veterinary - 18.01.2024
New research highlights high risk of ear and eye disease in English Cocker Spaniels in the UK
New research highlights high risk of ear and eye disease in English Cocker Spaniels in the UK
New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) VetCompass? programme has found that English Cockers Spaniels have an increased risk of disorders such as ear discharge, dry eye and musculoskeletal pain, but have reduced risk of allergies, alopecia (hair loss) and osteoarthritis. This research will help vets, breeders and dog owners to predict what problems English Cocker Spaniels might develop, better monitor their health and promote earlier diagnosis.