Understanding lymphoid leukaemia: the case of Billy Shannon [H&H VIP]

  • Eventing fans were stunned this autumn when Olympic prospect Billy Shannon lost her short, sharp battle against lymphoid leukaemia. Andrea Oakes and Karen Coumbe MRCVS investigate this aggressive — and thankfully very rare — blood condition

    Pippa Funnell remembers vividly the last morning that Billy Shannon went out to graze. After unexplained weight loss in the preceding weeks, the 10-year-old mare’s condition had deteriorated rapidly over the weekend and further blood tests had been taken for urgent laboratory analysis.