News - October 2014

Standing Equine MRI
From October 2014 the facilities of the Langford Equine Centre will now include a standing equine MRI (Hallmarq). The Equine MRI completes the diagnostic imaging facilities already available on-site (scintigraphy, radiography, ultrasound and CT) and will enable us to provide an enhanced and more complete service. Equine MRI offers the ability to image soft tissue structures and identify soft... more
Persian PCR
Persian cats have a form of early-onset progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) that is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. At the Molecular Diagnostic Unit, we have developed a PCR-based pyrosequencing assay to quickly and accurately identify the genetic mutation known to cause PRA in Persian and related breeds. This assay will allow owners and breeders to identify carrier cats... more
Bertie cardio case study pacemaker
  Bertie is a ten year old dog who presented to us with a recent history of collapse. A 24-hour holter ECG (a technique where a monitor is able to detect the electrical activity of the heart for 24 hours) was carried out. This demonstrated that Bertie suffered from sick sinus syndrome. Sick sinus syndrome is a disease where the pacemaker cells of the heart do not function well and a can... more
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