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NEW cLBT Case Study on Dyllan Pilkington

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Read the case study of Dyllan Pilkington, a 9 year old Cocker Spaniel, who was presented to Tom Forsyth of the Highcliff Veterinary Practice in Brantham.

Diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma by flow cytometry on 1st May 2014, Dyllan had chemotherapy using the CHOP (Madison-Wisconsin protocol without L-asparaginase), finishing with a final doxorubicin infusion on the 18th November 2014.
Read the whole case study and find out how the Avacta Animal Health canine Lymphoma Blood Test (cLBT) was used for monitoring every month HERE.

Customer satisfaction survey

Customer satisfaction survey

As part of our on going commitment to continually review and improve our service, we would appreciate if you would spare a few minutes and take part in our customer survey.

For every completed survey we receive, you’ll be entered into our monthly prize draw to win a Canine Complete allergy test!

To take part in the survey, which should take no longer than 10 minutes, please CLICK HERE

Avacta Animal Health sponsoring BSAVA South West CPD

Avacta Animal Health are delighted to be co-sponsoring a CPD for BSAVA South West – Cracking cancer – from cytology to cytotoxic drugs, on the 25th September, in Fraddon, Cornwall.

The course will take you from the basic diagnosis of neoplasia to the appropriate treatment of common cancers lymphoma, mast cell tumours and soft tissue sarcomas via how to use chemotherapy safely.

For more information on the event, please go to the BSAVA website at:

Staff Dog Walk 2015!

Avacta Animal Health’s staff dog walk 2015!

The Avacta Animal Health team with their dogs

The Avacta Animal Health team with their dogs

We had a great time taking all our dogs for a walk in and around Wetherby, luckily the weather was also lovely and warm!
Dogs Ralph, Dougal, Zebedee and Buster had a great time running around, chasing each other, enjoying the wildlife and in some cases…the mud!

Ralph enjoying the mud

Ralph enjoying the mud

The dogs making friends

The dogs making friends

a tired Zebedee after all the fun!

a tired Zebedee after all the fun!

BSAVA Prize Draw Winner!


Stephen Kirby - BSAVA red letter days winnerMr Stephen Kirby of Ashlands Vets, Glusburn, won Avacta Animal Health’s BSAVA prize draw of a £250 Red Letter Days gift voucher!

We hope you enjoy your Red Letter Days experience!

Avacta Newsletter – Spring/Summer 2015

The spring/summer 2015 issue of the Avacta Animal Health newsletter is now available!

Read all the latest exciting and informative news about Avacta Animal Health, including all the latest information on Acute Phase Proteins and a new case study by Iain Grant, who shares his experiences with cLBT.

Click here to read now!

cLBT Case Study on Mollie Olds

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Read the latest Case Study on Mollie, an 11 year old Springer Spaniel who was diagnosed with lymphoma in February 2013 and was presented to Andre Raff, Anchorage Vet Hospital in Acle.

Read the full case study HERE


Iain Grant cLBT Case Study

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(medical oncology), University of Glasgow, shares his experiences with cLBT

Ernie was a 5 year 7 month old male neutered Jack Russell Terrier (5.7kg) examined at his primary vet practice with a history of rectal prolapse. Upon referral and a full clinical work up, eosinophilic colitis was identified histologically on mucosal biopsies from the rectum.

Unexpectedly, high grade T cell lymphoma was also diagnosed based on a fine needle aspiration biopsy and flow cytometry carried out on a sample collected from a single enlarged abdominal lymph node. This was identified on routine ultrasound examination of the abdomen. (more…)

New publication focuses on SENSITEST® canine Lymphoma Blood Test

Avacta Animal Health’s SENSITEST® canine Lymphoma Blood Test (cLBT) is the subject of an early view, open access paper published online by Veterinary and Comparative Oncology on the 15th of October. The paper, ‘Utility of a multiple serum biomarker test to monitor remission status and relapse in dogs with lymphoma undergoing treatment with chemotherapy’, discusses the results of a blinded retrospective study using the simple, relatively non-invasive cLBT to investigate remission and recurrence of lymphoma in dogs undergoing chemotherapy.