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2.11.2020

PRESS RELEASE: Research consortium receives funding for Smart Sheep project

A UK research consortium has been awarded funding from the government’s Transforming Food Production Challenge Fund through Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency to develop new tools to encourage the adoption of Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) technologies in UK sheep flocks.

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2.11.2020

New report published on the risk of STEC contamination in wild venison

A successful two-year study led by Moredun scientists with partners from Edinburgh University and Food Standards Scotland (FSS), together with incredible support from the deer industry, has resulted in the publication of a report which addresses knowledge gaps and leads to a better understanding

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29.10.2020

PRESS RELEASE: £0.56M grant awarded to tackle one of the world’s most common parasites

An interdisciplinary team from the UK and Brazil have been awarded a grant worth over half a million pounds to help determine how disease caused by one of the most common parasitic infections in the world progresses in warm blooded animals, and how it is transmitted in food.

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22.10.2020

Senesino’s ‘Numnuts’ wins chance to work with Tesco supply chain

Animal Agri-Tech start-up Senesino has won the opportunity to work with the UK’s leading retailer, Tesco, and its supply chain partners, after the Tesco Agri T-Jam was run for a third year in partnership with the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit.

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15.10.2020

PRESS RELEASE: 'Social distancing' in sheep could cure flock of maedi-visna

A collaboration between scientists in Scotland and The Netherlands has found that a lack of ‘social distancing’ between sheep is almost exclusively responsible for the spread of the virus that causes the chronic viral disease maedi-visna. The study provides an important s

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8.10.2020

PRESS RELEASE: New studentship at Moredun will work with farmers to investigate sheep parasite control

An EASTBIO Doctoral Training Partnership PhD studentship has been awarded to Moredun to investigate ways to optimise parasite control in hill and upland sheep.

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29.09.2020

SCOPS Launches 2020 Technical Manual Update

Following an expert review and comprehensive update, the new 2020 on-line version of the SCOPS Internal Parasite Technical Manual for Vets and Advisers went live on Monday 28th September.

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24.09.2020

Help with ‘joint ill’ in lambs survey

We’re looking for UK sheep farmers to participate in the  UK’s largest survey of ‘joint ill’ in lambs funded by the University of Liverpool, AHDB Beef and Lamb, and in collaboration with The Moredun Research Institute.

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17.09.2020

PRESS RELEASE: Interdisciplinary collaboration leads to new early sheep scab test

A new diagnostic technique has been developed by Scottish scientists to help in the early detection of sheep scab, marking a significant development towards improved monitoring and control of the parasite.

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15.09.2020

PRESS RELEASE: Novel study of poultry red mites awarded key funding

A grant worth almost half a million pounds has been awarded to the Moredun Research Institute to develop a novel way of studying poultry red mites which greatly reduces the number of hens required.

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14.09.2020

JOINT PRESS RELEASE - SCOPS & COWS: Test before you treat sheep for liver fluke this autumn

Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) and Control of Cattle Parasites Sustainably (COWS)

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4.09.2020

PRESS RELEASE Honorary Fellowships for David Danson and David Smith

The Moredun Foundation, the governing body of Moredun Research Institute, was delighted to award two honorary fellowships to David Danson and David Smith at its AGM held on Thursday 3rd of September in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Moredun Group.

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