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The International KTE Hub for Livestock Health and Welfare

International KTE Hub Launch Event

The International KTE Hub for Livestock Health and Welfare was launched by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal on Thursday 20th February 2014.

Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE) is fundamentally important.  Engaging with both fellow researchers and those beneficiaries of research brings together different perspectives, generates new ideas and helps provide a focus for research, ensuring that the needs of end users are addressed.

The launch event featured a series of presentations and case studies highlighting the importance of knowledge exchange in addressing livestock health issues, and provided an opportunity for those working in policy, research, education and the farming and agricultural industries to meet and exchange approaches to improve our collective impact.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal congratulated scientists for the collaborations with others across the world in sharing knowledge and resources to help prevent and control livestock disease.  She stressed ‘Education, communication and learning from each other is vital to enable the livestock industry across the world to become more resilient and adaptive to the difficult challenges we currently face and will no doubt face in the future.”

By enhancing relationships worldwide we can help realise the full potential of our national livestock health research and its impact on today’s global issues.  The hub aims to develop Moredun’s existing international partnerships and collaborations to engage further with others across the world to help combat livestock disease. The new Hub will help to facilitate collaborative research projects, workshops, research placements, staff exchanges and the use of new communication technologies to enable independent knowledge about prevention and control of livestock disease to be made as widely accessible in order to benefit all that may need it.

Ian Duncan Millar, Chairman of the Moredun Foundation, commented, “It is always a pleasure to welcome HRH, The Princess Royal to Moredun. Her support in opening the KTE Hub is much appreciated. This new initiative will further the work of the Moredun Foundation in spreading the results and discoveries of the Moredun Research Institute, which will benefit of the environment, minimise our collective carbon footprint and contribute towards the wellbeing of both the farmed livestock and the farmers.”

Presentations from the day can be found on the right hand side of this page.

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