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NSA/Moredun webinar: The future of sheep scab

Join experts Dr Stewart Burgess, Moredun, and Lesley Stubbings, Independent Sheep Consultant, provide an update on sheep scab across the nation.

This webinar includes findings from current research projects aiming to tackle sheep scab collectively. As well as an update on future scab projects and how we can build on these findings to work towards national sheep scab control. Chaired by NSA’s Kevin Harrison.

April 2023

Stewart Burguess, Principle Scientist: Stewart graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in Biomedical Science and received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh, supervised by Drs Nora Hunter and Wilfred Goldmann of the Institute for Animal Health, Neuropathogenesis Unit and Dr Jim Allan of the University of Edinburgh. Stewart’s PhD focused on describing the transcriptional regulation of the PrP (Prion) gene in sheep and its role in Scrapie pathogenesis.  His main area of research in the sheep scab group at Moredun is the development of novel methods of disease control and diagnosis for the ectoparasitic mite Psoroptes ovis .

Lesley Stubbings, Independent Sheep Consultant: Graduated in 1979 University of Nottingham in Animal Production.  Spent 18 years working for ADAS and since then have run my own Consultancy business working across the range of Stakeholders in the sheep industry as well as farmers. Involved in setting up SCOPS in 2004, which continues to be a significant part of my work. Appointed OBE in 2006 for services to the livestock industry. Joint Author of “Feeding the Ewe’ (2017)  SCOPS Technical manual update (2020). Honorary Associate Professor University of Nottingham

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