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Livestock Diseases and Research Directory

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About the Moredun Group

Moredun is committed to promoting livestock health and welfare through research and education and is recognised worldwide for its contribution to research into infectious diseases of farmed livestock.

Established by Scottish farmers in 1920, Moredun’s work has always been firmly based on addressing the needs of the farming industry.

Moredun’s research has led to the development of many vaccines, diagnostic tests and improved treatment strategies for farm animals across the globe.

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Equine Grass Sickness Fund

Equine grass sickness (EGS) is a debilitating and frequently fatal disease of horses, ponies and donkeys, which commonly presents as impaired activity of the gut, caused by nervous system damage.

Cases occur frequently, but not exclusively, in northern European countries, particularly Great Britain. The disease occurs almost exclusively in horses with access to grass, but even though the condition was first identified around 1907, the true cause of EGS remains unknown.

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Press Release: £1.1M Funding to Develop Genetic Solutions for Maedi-Visna in Sheep

A collaborative research team has been awarded a £1.1million grant to tackle the devastating impact of Maedi-visna (MV), a chronic infectious disease affecting sheep and goats. This groundbreaking project seeks...

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Moredun Research Institute awarded £1.2M grant to tackle resistance to sheep scab treatments

The Moredun Research Institute, in collaboration with leading partners, has been awarded a £1.2M grant to explore the mechanism of resistance to the macrocyclic lactone (ML) injectables in the sheep...

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