The Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust was launched
in 2009 and will accelerate research into inherited canine disease.
It aims to create further diagnostic tests which, together with
breeding advice, will improve the health and welfare of generations
The Kennel Club
Charitable Trust has committed £1.2m in funds over five years
to help the Centre investigate 25 inherited diseases. Led by Dr
Cathryn Mellersh and Dr Sarah Blott, the Centre will develop, where
possible, simple mouth swab screening tests to determine affected
and carrier dogs. In deciding which diseases to investigate, the
joint Kennel Club and AHT team is looking at the impact on the
health and welfare of dogs, but also on the support of breeders and
access to data and samples.
The Kennel Club Genetics Centre (KCGC) at the Animal Health
Trust (AHT) has issued
an updated report highlighting the significant progress the
centre has made.
For more information regarding the work of The Kennel Club
Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust, please visit the AHT website.