News & Events

It’s Show Time!

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

The Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare is getting ready to enjoy all the sights and sounds of the 164th North Somerset Show on bank holiday Monday 6th May! The charity will be sharing a stand with Langford Vets to raise awareness of what the Trust does and demonstrate how it is working with […]

Celebrating 75 Years of Advancing Animal Health and Veterinary Education

Monday, February 26th, 2024

This year Bristol Veterinary School celebrates 75 years of educating veterinary students and advancing animal health and wellbeing. The Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare was originally founded in 1990 to support the work of this vital institution, establishing world class facilities for didactic learning and hospital environments with clinical cases for students to gain […]

Changing Lives with Veterinary Research

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

The focus of the Langford Trust is to establish animal health and welfare projects that can provide both valuable learning experiences for students, whilst advancing the critical clinical skills and veterinary knowledge needed to help animals live well. Our latest newsletter profiles one student’s research journey to demonstrate our impact. It was particularly unique as […]

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 – 2022

Friday, September 9th, 2022

It is with great sadness that we record the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare has a long and valued relationship with the Royal Family and we extend to them our deepest sympathy at this very sad time. The Queen’s compassion and respect for animals has […]

Funding the next generation of veterinary researchers

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of the Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare, kindly hosted a lunch at Clarence House on Wednesday 30th March 2022 to celebrate the work of the charity. This special event showcased the clinical research achievements and future aspirations of the Langford Trust. Guests were given a […]

Invest in animal health and welfare for generations to come

Monday, January 10th, 2022

On 23 February 1990, 8 individuals came together with a common purpose – to further animal health and welfare. With the starting sum of £100, each pledged to relieve suffering in animals through the promotion of veterinary science and together formed the Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare. Over the past 31 years, the […]

Spotlight on Equine Fundraising with the Langford Trust

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Mel Boughton is the owner of Jack, a 10-year-old gelding, who sadly suffers with trigeminal mediated headshaking. Mel’s struggles over the last 5 years to help Jack overcome this debilitating condition, have galvanised her into fundraising for the Langford Trust and horses in need. A cruel condition Trigeminal mediated headshaking is a neuropathic facial pain […]

The Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare Winter Newsletter

Friday, November 12th, 2021

Download our newsletter for an insight into the vital work of Bristol Vet School’s Small Animal Neuter Clinic and clinical research projects the Trust are championing to improve animal health. The Langford Trust aims to prevent suffering in animals through supporting developments in veterinary science research, clinical practice and veterinary education. Our Trustees have agreed […]

Give an animal health inspired gift today!

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Christmas is coming and the challenge to find the perfect gift is on. The Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare has a selection of donation vouchers which make truly unique gifts for animal lovers. Purchase a voucher and you will help the Trust in its mission to advance veterinary science and prevent animals suffering […]

Update on the Langford Trust and furthering equine welfare in 2021

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

The Langford Trust is acutely aware that its generous supporters have committed, over the years, both significant goodwill and donations to the establishment of the equine hospital that has now closed at Bristol Vet School. Originally, the Langford Trust committed to fundraising for the equine hospital facilities as it was deemed an important and worthy […]

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

You don’t need a cape or a superpower. Just the ability to shop online. Join our free challenge today at either: or Simply choose the Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare as your charity and they’ll donate to us as and when you shop. Each online purchase you make, be it Christmas […]

The Langford Trust Christmas Cards for 2020

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Each year the Langford Trust has a selection of Christmas cards and everyday greeting cards available to buy online or from the Small Animal Practice at Langford. The cards are a fantastic way for the Trust to publicise its work to a wider audience and raise awareness of the importance of furthering animal welfare and veterinary […]

Generation Pup Study

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Latest research from the University of Bristol Veterinary School – a quarter of puppies are taken from their mothers too prematurely One in four people acquired their puppies before the advised age of eight weeks old, according to new findings from the Dogs Trust’s pioneering dog welfare study ‘Generation Pup’. Generation Pup is a ground breaking study […]

Endothelial Glycocalyx Damage in Dogs with Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) is the most common cause of heart disease in adult dogs, affecting millions worldwide. Small- and medium-sized dogs, especially Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Dachshunds, Poodles and Yorkshire terriers, are predisposed to MMVD. MMVD typically progresses slowly, over several years, eventually resulting in heart failure in approximately half of affected dogs. […]

Antimicrobial Resistance on Smallholder Farms

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a topic of global health concern, both for human and animal health. Although links between AMR in humans and animals exist, their significance is debated and warrants further investigation. Whilst AMR in livestock species has been studied in the context of commercial farms, little work has been done on farm pets […]

Bristol researchers set to begin COVID-19 vaccine trials

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Human trials for a vaccine against #covid19 will shortly begin, thanks to a team of scientists  from the University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.   The study will involve healthy volunteers between 18 and 55 with up to 150 participants to be recruited in Bristol. Since the trial was announced yesterday, […]

University of Bristol medical students to graduate early in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

  At a time when the NHS is facing its biggest battle in recent years, the University of Bristol is enabling its fifth-year medical students to qualify early so they can begin working as doctors  across the UK by April 2020. Bristol is set to be one of the first medical schools to do this. […]

Support from HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

Friday, March 27th, 2020

We are currently living in a period of great concern and uncertainty. All our daily lives have been dramatically changed in a bid to help and protect the communities we live in. The Langford Trust would like to take this opportunity to thank all our supporters and donors for your ongoing commitment to our cause […]

Does your dog suffer from long-term paralysis?

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

The Langford Trust has funded  a PhD looking at   spinal cord injury repair in pet dogs.  This is  important research with the possibility of far reaching results; we have recently received a  significant donation from the West of England Dachshund Association to further  this  neurological study.  Jon Prager has nearly finished this  PhD which he […]

Ophthalmology News

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Equine Ophthalmology to benefit from the generosity of a grant making trust The Langford Trust is extremely grateful to the Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust for their wonderful and generous support towards training an MSc clinical scholar in ophthalmology.  This programme is a three year residency during which the candidate will contribute to equine ophthalmology knowledge […]

Feline health & welfare issue

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

We were pleased to support Josh Kennils, under the supervision of Christina Maunder, with his study to compare the UPC ratio (the ratio between the amount of protein and the amount of creatinine in the urine).  The comparison is between feline urine samples obtained via cystocentesis – this is when the sample is taken directly […]

Remembering a much loved feline, Lance Benach

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

A plea from Jaimee Benach As many of you know, I lost my best friend, Lance, to an aortic thromboembolism (ATE) on April 22. ATE is a devastating, unpredictable and sudden disease. Lance was his sweet, happy, playful, talkative,  belly rub demanding self one second and in extreme pain the next. At this time, there […]

What do you know about the use of homeopathy on farms?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

The Langford Trust is proud to support a world renown team of vets and scientists at Bristol Vet School  who are making huge inroads towards solving the Anti Microbial Resistance problems for animals and humans. This team now has an opportunity to look at the impact of homeopathy on the attitudes of farmers and veterinary surgeons towards conventional medicine […]

Langford Trust Winter Newsletter

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Check out more news from the Langford Trust by reading the winter newsletter.​ Click to download the newsletter

Steps towards prompt diagnosis of feline haemoplasmas

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

What are feline haemoplasmas? Feline haemoplasmas are small bacteria that cause haemolytic anaemia (destruction of red blood cells) in cats. Transmission is not fully understood but thought to involve blood-sucking parasites and/or aggressive contact. Haemoplasmas cannot be grown in the laboratory so studying their biology and interaction with the host immune system poses a unique […]

How important is research in veterinary nursing to animal welfare?

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

How important is research in veterinary nursing to animal welfare? Kate Sparksman, a veterinary nurse developing a new test for joint infections in dogs explains. I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) and just over a year ago, with funding from The Primrose Trust, through the Langford Trust, I embarked on a Masters by Research […]

Support us when you shop

Monday, November 28th, 2016

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Investigating the Immune Response to Feline Coronavirus

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

What is feline coronavirus? Feline coronavirus is a virus that is present in almost all cat populations worldwide. In the majority of cats, feline coronavirus causes only mild disease and the cat will go on to recover completely. However, in a small proportion of infected cats, a deadly disease known as ‘feline infectious peritonitis’ will […]

Working towards identifying the receptor for Type 1 feline coronavirus

Monday, August 15th, 2016

What is feline coronavirus? Feline coronavirus is a virus that is present in almost all cat populations worldwide. In the majority of cats, feline coronavirus causes only mild disease and the cat will go on to recover completely. However, in a small proportion of infected cats, a deadly disease known as ‘feline infectious peritonitis’ will […]

Langford Equine Sports Medicine Centre

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

At the Langford Equine Sports Medicine Centre we advise and treat a high number of competition and racehorses. Many owners and trainers prefer that information relating to their horses’ remain confidential and we consider it very important to protect that. As a result, most of our successes are not reported in the media. However, in […]

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