October 2007

We are pleased to announce that following a grant application and the offer of a financial contribution from the Cavalier KCS Club, The Kennel Club Charitable Trust has generously granted the funding for three new research projects which may provide additional, and cheaper, means of diagnosing syringomyelia.

Project 1
The development of Occipital Hypoplasia ( Chiari-like malformation ) and Syringomyelia in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Imelda McGonnell, Raymond Macharia and Rodolfo Cappello, Royal Veterinary College.

Project 2
Cerebrospinal fluid abnormalities in syringomyelia
Clare Rusbridge and Nick Jeffery, Stone Lion Veterinary Centre, Wimbledon, and Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

Project 3
Electrophysiological evaluation of syringomyelia in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
Nick Jeffery, Nicolas Granger and Tom Harcourt-Brown, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

We are also delighted to announce that the KC Charitable Trust has granted funding to Dr Sarah Blott, Animal Health Trust, for her project aimed at helping breeders to make better informed decisions about which dogs to mate in order to minimize the risk of inherited disease and to safeguard the long-term health of the breed.

Details are available from:-
Jeanne Boyd, Tel: 01923 266124.

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