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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.

Latest News

PRESS RELEASE: Sheep and goat [email protected] project on tour to France

An SRUC-led multinational project to improve the uptake of digital technologies in sheep and goat farming has held its first in-person transnational workshop in France. Around 70 researchers, farmers, lecturers...

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SCOPS PRESS RELEASE: Be alert to haemonchus risk – and utilise free testing where appropriate

SCOPS is warning producers to be alert to ewes and lambs being hit by the Haemonchus contortus worm – a tropical/sub-tropical worm that is increasingly prevalent in the UK as...

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16 August 2022
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Online Webinar: Scab – It’s for the Flock’s Sake

06 September 2022
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Aquaculture Innovation Forum

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Livestock Innovation Summit

08 September 2022
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The Moredun Foundation AGM

27 - 30 September 2022
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Aquaculture Europe 2022

22 - 23 November 2022
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PD Trination event 2022

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