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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.

Latest News

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SCOPS Nematodirus Forecast gives confidence in low-risk year

While the cold and quite often wet weather in early spring made lambing harder work than usual in many parts of the UK, the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep...

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Now is the time to start faecal egg counts (FECs) on February and March-born lambs,...

While roundworm activity so far this season has been relatively low, the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) Group says the recent temperature increase means this could change quickly...

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09 June 2024
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Open Farm Sunday at Preston Hall, Pathhead

12 June 2024
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SRUC: Using vaccines to prevent disease in cattle and sheep; concepts, strategies and challenges – Webinar

12 June 2024
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Stirlingshire Monitor Farm Summer Open Day

19 June 2024
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‘The importance of understanding and controlling parasites in sheep’ – webinar

20 - 23 June 2024
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Royal Highland Show 2024

30 July 2024
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NSA Sheep Event 2024

14 August 2024
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‘Reducing the risk of reproductive diseases next year’ – webinar

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29 October 2024
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