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Two cows in a field. The weather is overcast.
Date Posted: 18.01.2024

Biosecurity and Roundworm Advice for Cattle Enterprises (BRACE) project

Roundworms are known to impact on the productivity and welfare of livestock.  Uncontrolled roundworm infections are estimated to cause a reduction in weight gain during the first and second grazing...

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4 sheep walking behind each other on a misty hillside.
Date Posted: 11.01.2024

Promising results for a new vaccine for louping ill control

Work on a new vaccine for louping ill has produced encouraging results, with a prototype expected to enter commercial development soon. Louping ill is a neurological disease caused by a...

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Date Posted: 10.01.2024

SCOPS & COWS post: Warning for sheep and cattle producers not to get caught out...

The strange weather patterns of 2023 have had a significant impact on the level and timing of the risk of liver fluke disease across the UK, says experts within the...

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Date Posted: 09.01.2024

Haemonchus Contortus in the UK

SCOPS needs your help. Reports from around the UK suggest that the incidence of disease in sheep due to Haemonchus contortus has increased in recent years. This is generating requests...

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Date Posted: 15.12.2023

Further bluetongue cases confirmed

Following active surveillance in the north-east Kent Temporary Control Zone (TCZ), a further 5 cases of bluetongue in cattle have been identified on a holding in the Sandwich Bay area....

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Date Posted: 29.11.2023

Latest bluetongue virus update

Legislation is now in place around movement of animals into and out of the temporary control zone. For up to date information on the location of the control zone visit the Defra website...

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Sheep and lamb in a green field in front of a wall
Date Posted: 28.11.2023

Farmers show keen interest in a NI Sheep Scab control programme

Original press release by Animal Health & Welfare NI There was an excellent turnout of farmers and industry stakeholders on Monday 20th November at Hilltown Sale Yard to discuss the...

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SCOPS logo, looking like a ram's head in green and blue.
Date Posted: 27.11.2023

SCOPS launches new podcast series

The new podcast series from the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group drop this week, offering yet another tool to the UK sheep industry on this essential topic....

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Date Posted: 21.11.2023

Visit to Moredun by the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Net Zero & Just Transition, Ms...

The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Net Zero and Just Transition, Ms Màiri McAllan MSP, was welcomed to Moredun at the Pentland Science Park on the 15th of November 2023 by...

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Date Posted: 21.11.2023

Help with a survey looking at Foodborne pathogens on livestock farms

Moredun is working with Food Standards Scotland (FSS) to find out more about foodborne pathogens on-farm, to help determine where research and interventions would be best directed to reduce the risk of...

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