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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.

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Huge spike in ‘designer’ dogs going into rescue

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 The RSPCA has reported a huge spike in the number of ‘designer’ dogs arriving into its care.

Figures published by the charity show there has been a 517 per cent increase in the number of French bulldogs arriving into its kennels. During that time, the charity has also seen an increase in dachshunds, chihuahuas, and crossbreeds.

RSPCA dog welfare expert Lisa Hens said: “We know that the breeds of dog coming into our care often reflect the trends in dog ownership in the wider world and, at the moment, it doesn’t get more trendy than ‘designer’ dogs like French bulldogs and Dachshunds."

 

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According to Farmers Weekly, AHDB Pork have confirmed cases in the north and east of the UK and is calling on producers to focus on hygiene to protect their animals.

Members of the AHDB Pork Significant diseases charter are reported to have been informed of the outbreaks.