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3.05.2019

Temperature fluctuations creating a different nematodirus challenge to previous years

The SCOPS Nematodirus Forecast at www.scops.org.uk/nematodirus is showing many areas of the UK now at ‘high’ or ‘very high’ risk levels for lambs that are six weeks old.

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25.03.2019

GMP certificate renewal

We are pleased to announce that an inspection by the Medicines and Healthcare  Regulatory Authority earlier this month confirmed that Moredun Scientific’s operations are compliant with the principles and guidelines of good manufacturing practice in relation to contract quality control services.

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21.03.2019

Delivering excellence in veterinary surveillance and research for Scotland

A new centre for animal disease surveillance and research was opened today (21 March 2019) by Mairi Gougeon MSP, Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment.

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29.01.2019

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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24.01.2019

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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4.01.2019

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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19.12.2018

SAIC appoints Moredun’s Chief Executive as first female Chair to its scientific panel

In December the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) appointed Professor Julie Fitzpatrick OBE as the first female Chairperson of its Independent Scientific Panel (SISP).

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19.12.2018

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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11.12.2018

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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10.12.2018

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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3.12.2018

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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29.11.2018

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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