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The Equine Grass Sickness Fund

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.


EGSF Fellowship


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.

Recruitment for the Fellowship will begin shortly.

More information about Moredun Research Fellowships