The Moredun Foundation Equine Grass Sickness Fund (EGSF) is the only registered charity in the UK raising funds specifically for research into grass sickness.
Grass Sickness is a devastating disease of horses, ponies and donkeys in which there is damage to parts of the nervous system which control involuntary functions, producing the main symptom of gut paralysis.
EGSF is dedicated to supporting and advancing research into grass sickness and further improving the treatment of grass sickness. To find out more about the work of EGSF and how you can support this charity, please visit the Equine Grass Sickness Fund website.
The Moredun Foundation and The Equine Grass Sickness Fund (EGSF) have joined forces to launch an innovative 3-year Fellowship to breathe fresh thinking and multi-disciplinary approaches into Equine Grass Sickness (EGS) research. The new Research Fellow will be based at the Moredun Research Institute.
A main objective of the Fellowship will be to set up a national database and sample biobank with the assistance of a UK-wide network of vet ambassadors and horse owners. This will assist greatly in research going forward and will be a crucial resource available to all EGS researchers.
An important aspect of the Fellowship will be to investigate novel strands of research using the latest technologies, with the assistance of a support network of senior researchers and fellows.
We are delighted to announce that Dr Kathy Geyer has been appointed Equine Grass Sickness Research Fellow.
Equine Grass Sickness: Her Majesty's Balmoral losses and a push for a cure
Her Majesty the Queen's Balmoral estate lost 5 Highland ponies in less than a year to Equine Grass Sickness. The disease is almost always fatal to horses, and seems to affect Scotland worse than other parts of the UK. Sylvia Ormiston, who manages Her Majesty's Balmoral stud, recalls the five losses, and describes how it prompted her to get more involved in searching for a cure. We also meet Grass Sickness fundraiser Yvonne Maclean, while Beth Wells from the Moredun Research Institute details new efforts to find a cure. For more on funding and supporting a cure for Equine Grass Sickness, please visit: www.grasssickness.org.uk
HRH The Princess Royal supports new research Fellowship to investigate Equine Grass Sickness
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal officially launches a research drive to study Equine Grass Sickness, an often fatal disease of horses. The Moredun Foundation and The Equine Grass Sickness Fund have joined forces to launch a three-year research Fellowship, bringing together a partnership of horse owners and scientists. HRH The Princess Royal is patron for both charities.