The Kennel Club Genetics Centre

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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 of dogs.

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.


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