SAMSoc members work in first-opinion and referral practices as well as in academia. SAMSoc is therefore a platform to reach potential project collaborators. SAMSoc encourages the promotion of projects for members (e.g. questionnaire-based studies) and the generation of new projects in first-opinion practice.

Details of current projects are listed below.


Gall bladder mucoceles in Border Terriers (predisposition and pedigree analysis)

Border Terriers were recently added to the list of breeds predisposed to the development of gall bladder mucoceles (GBM). This study is trying to assess the extent of GB disease in this breed and to identify potential trigger factors.


01/01/2019 to 01/09/2019


Fergus Allerton

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Cases & Criteria

All Border Terrier owners are encouraged to complete the online survey. Through pedigree analysis, we hope to be able to identify particular at-risk lines within the breed and help minimise the condition in future generations.

Details pertaining to all Border Terriers, of any age (including those that have died) with our without history of gall bladder disease are welcomed.

This project has been approved by the ethics committee at the University of Nottingham.

Project Leaders

Lorenzo Brunero

Fergus Allerton

Mark Dunning

Caroline Kisielewicz

Vicki Black

Faye Swinbourne

Andrew Kent


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SAMSoc members all have an interest in internal medicine in common and many are actively involved with clinical research. Posting your project on the SAMSoc website is a great way to increase awareness  encourage participation. If you would like your project to be listed on the website, please contact us today, click the button below to submit details.

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