Over 100 farmers gathered at Connachan on Wednesday 28th August for the Moredun, National Sheep Association (NSA) and MSD Animal Health national hill sheep event, kindly hosted by Mary McCall Smith and Scott MacAulay.
The Moredun Foundation, the governing body of Moredun Research Institute, was delighted to award an Honorary Fellowship to Sheila Voas at its AGM on Thursday 5th September 2019.
The following article was written by Ekta Patel, Communications Manager for the International Livestock Research Institute, and can be found on their news page (see link to the right.)
Despite the threat from nematodirus being lower in spring 2019 than the two previous years, the SCOPS Nematodirus Forecast has once again proven itself to be a vital tool for farmers, vets and SQPs.
The blood test has been developed by Prof Jacqui Matthews’ group at the Moredun Research Institute (MRI), the main funder being The Horse Trust.
Use of the two newer wormer groups (4-AD orange and 5-SI purple) has doubled in the two years since they became available through SQPs at merchants, but sheep farmers could still harness their potential more.
The Pentlands Science Park was developed as the new home for the Moredun Research Institute and is home to 20 tenant companies including Moredun Scientific.
Scientists at Moredun are currently developing a rapid, point of care diagnostic blood test for sheep scab infestation. Moredun has now entered into a collaboration with Global DX (a developer of point of care veterinary diagnostic tests) to complete the development and validation of the test.