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Livestock Diseases and Research Directory

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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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Moredun leads a £220,000 Sheep Scab Control Project in Northern Ireland 

A ground-breaking £220,000 project to tackle sheep scab in Northern Ireland has been officially launched. Members of The Northern Ireland Sheep Scab Group joined with partners Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute,...

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Tick Survey Recruitment

Ticks! Are they a problem on your farm? What did you do to control them in 2021? Tickborne diseases of sheep and cattle, such as louping ill and Redwater fever,...

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