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SCOPS logo, looking like a ram's head in green and blue.
Date Posted: 11.10.2021

SCOPS Fluke warning for cattle and sheep farmers as range of treatment options reduces

A dry, cool spring across most of the UK, followed by some hot, dry spells over the summer, means the liver fluke risk is generally going to be low this...

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Date Posted: 08.10.2021

HELP with Sheep scab survey

We invite all GB sheep farmers to participate in the SHEEP SCAB SURVEY 2021 whether or not you have experienced sheep scab in your flock before. The survey aims to...

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Lambs in a field
Date Posted: 20.09.2021

PRESS RELEASE: New research into novel vaccines against ovine enzootic abortion

A new vaccine being developed against ovine enzootic abortion by scientists at the Moredun Research Institute has shown very promising results in laboratory trials being able to protect against abortion...

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Date Posted: 17.09.2021

Elanco A2K event, 17th Sept 2021

Moredun scientists were delighted to contribute to the recent Elanco Animal Health ‘Access to Knowledge’ (A2K) event, held virtually on Fri 17th September. This was one of a series of...

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SCOPS logo, looking like a ram's head in green and blue.
Date Posted: 10.09.2021

SCOPS Quarantine advice for internal and external parasites

With so many potential risk to consider when bringing sheep into a flock, the Sustainable Control of Parasistes in Sheep (SCOPS) group has created new resources to help vets and...

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From left to right: Willie Stewart, Prof Julie Fitzpatrick (Chief Executive of the Moredun Foundation and Chief Scientific Advisor for Scotland), Gareth Baird (Chairman of the Moredun Foundation) and Gareth Jones. They are standing in front of our brand new mobile laboratory and outreach bus, built in honour of Centenary year.
Date Posted: 03.09.2021

PRESS RELEASE: Honorary Fellowships for Gareth Jones and William Stewart

The Moredun Foundation, the governing body of Moredun Research Institute, was delighted to award two honorary fellowships to Gareth Jones and William Stewart at its AGM held on Thursday 2nd...

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A flock of sheep in a field with a loch behind them.
Date Posted: 18.08.2021

DEFRA: Better welfare conditions for millions of farm animals during transit

New rules on maximum journey times and more headroom will raise welfare of farm animals during transport. Higher welfare standards for farm animals being transported, including shorter journey times, more...

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Date Posted: 17.08.2021

Aquaculture News

To find out more about the latest developments in our aquaculture services read our latest newsletter – Aquaculture news

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Date Posted: 02.08.2021

Tick-transmitted diseases in dogs – Can you help us?

We are looking for help from veterinary practices, hospitals and charities that may be able to provide surplus serum samples from dogs to help us investigate tick-transmitted diseases. With support...

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SCOPS logo, looking like a ram's head in green and blue.
Date Posted: 27.07.2021

SCOPS launches Code of Practice to ensure safe and effective sheep dipping

A new Code of Practice has been launched by the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group, in conjunction with the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC), to ensure access to...

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