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Animal Health Newsletter – Winter Edition

We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of our Animal Health Newsletter is now available at the link below:

Animal Health Newsletter – Winter Edition

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New approaches to porcine respiratory disease challenge models

Moredun Scientific has developed and validated sequential models of porcine respiratory disease to mimic respiratory disease more consistent with field type infections for use in efficacy testing of veterinary medicinal products.

The models involve the following veterinary pathogens:

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Deer health project finds low levels of E. coli O157 strain in wild deer in Scotland

A project undertaken by the Moredun Research Institute and the University of Edinburgh into harmful E. coli O157 bacteria in Scotland’s wild deer has established that the bacteria has a low prevalence in deer of less than 0.3 per cent.

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Smarter About Rural Animal Health: SRUC and Moredun share research ideas to tackle the big questions

Moredun Research Institute (MRI) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have set out plans for their new strategic partnership to benefit Scotland’s livestock and farming industries.

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New Head of Aquaculture for Moredun Scientific

Plans are underway to launch a new service in 2019 supporting the development and commercialisation of products which impact on the health and welfare of farmed fish.

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Moredun researchers led team to publish the genome of the poultry red mite

Researchers at the Moredun Research Institute have led an international team to publish the genome of the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae.

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Report provides important new evidence on E. coli O157 in cattle

Food Standards Scotland and the Food Standards Agency have published the report of a four year research project which provides important new evidence on E. coli O157 - a bacterium carried by cattle which can cause serious illness when it enters the food chain. 

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Establishing a diagnostic surveillance platform in Northern Tanzania

Livestock are a very important part of the agricultural economy of Tanzania and support the livelihoods of many families by contributing to the national food supply and food security and the provision of draught power and manure to support crop production.  Tanzania has around 21 million cattle,

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Moredun supports Women in Wellies initiative

Official statistics for Scotland indicate that the rural workforce is predominantly male (around 74 per cent) and across Scotland there is a deficit of young people entering land based careers. 

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Moredun Scientific receives funding from Eurostars for further development of Streptococcus suis piglet vaccine

Moredun Scientific has been awarded funding through the Eurostars-2 program to collaborate with Swedish based Intervacc to support the further development of Intervacc`s innovative vaccine to protect piglets against infection caused by the bacterial pathogen Streptococcus suis.

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Grass, minerals and flukes - another successful on farm KE event by Moredun and the Crown Estate Scotland

Poldean Farm near Moffat, run by the Davidson family, was the venue this week for a very well attended and successful farm event run by Moredun and the Crown Estate Scotland.

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Moredun collaborate to develop new vaccine to protect against Foot and Mouth Disease

Scientists at Moredun are working on a collaborative project to develop a new vaccine to protect livestock against foot and mouth disease (FMD).

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