The Moredun Foundation is a registered charity supporting livestock health and welfare through research and education.
Formed by farmers for farmers in 1920, The Moredun Foundation is dedicated to improving the understanding, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases by developing a variety of outreach programmes for farmers, vets and the general public; and supporting a broad and varied range of research initiatives within the Moredun Research Institute.
Moredun has always maintained a close working relationship with the farming community. We continue to be very active in this area of knowledge exchange to ensure that our research remains rooted in the practical needs of livestock farming today.
Our strong links with those actively involved in livestock health are enhanced by a variety of initiatives:
- The Moredun Foundation has a membership programme which enables those working directly with livestock to receive the latest information about our research.
- Moredun has an active group of over 40 volunteer regional advisors throughout the UK who serve as a direct link between Moredun and livestock farmers.
- Many farmers have been active in helping our scientists with surveys and providing valuable samples for study. This service has proven to be a valuable aid for our research.
- Moredun has organised a livestock health roadshow each year for over ten years. The event, which travels throughout England, Scotland and Wales, enjoys phenomenal success with extremely high attendance figures.
- Our livestock health specialists regularly attend and present talks at agricultural shows, specialist events, meetings and CPD events for large animal vets. See our events page for details of forthcoming activities.
- In our commitment to support the next generation of farmers and vets our scientists deliver lectures at vet schools and agricultural colleges, host student visits and support dissertation projects.
- The Moredun Foundation Award Scheme provides an opportunity for our members to carry out a project to enhance they personal and professional development whilst bring benefit and insight to a livestock health issue.