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Achievement award goes to Ed Robinson
The award recognises Dr Robinson's phenomenal contributions to veterinary medicine, which have also had an important impact on human medicine.

AHT recognises pioneering work in equine medicine 

The Animal Health Trust (AHT) has awarded its outstanding veterinary achievement award to Dr Ed Robinson, for his pioneering work in the field of equine medicine.

Dr Robinson was the first person to carry out direct measurements of hoof blood flow. He also pioneered the study of recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) as a model of human asthma, and was the first to develop a two-horse model to study RAO - an idea that has become the standard model for studying the disease.

In addition to his clinical work, he founded the World Equine Airways Symposium and was founding editor of the key textbook Current Therapy in Equine Medicine. Publisher of more than 200 scientific papers, 10 textbooks and 140 book chapters, Dr Robinson also serves on 35 editorial and scientific advisory boards.

AHT said the award recognises his phenomenal contributions to veterinary medicine, which have also had an important impact on human medicine.

Image © AHT

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 Animal lovers are being urged to nominate their pet heroes for the Blue Cross Medal 2019.

Celebrating inspirational pets for almost 80 years, the Award is open to pets that have done something brave, life-changing partnerships, assistance animals and serving or working animals.

To find out more about the awards and to nominate a pet, visit www.bluecross.org.uk/medal. The closing date for entries is 15 February 2019.  

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