PRESS RELEASE: Open day at Connachan promotes open OPA discussions

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.

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PRESS RELEASE: Honorary Fellowship for Sheila Voas BVM&S, MRCVS

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.

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Scientists test an experimental vaccine against malignant catarrhal fever at ILRI’s Kapiti Research Station

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.)

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SCOPS Nematodirus Forecast a vital tool for sheep farmers and advisors

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. 

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EVENT: Maximising grass and health for profitable upland lamb production

A highly informative and interesting farm event drew the crowds at Ruthven Farm, Tomintoul.

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Moredun to be represented at Aqua Nor 2019

We will be at Aqua Nor in Trondheim, Norway this week to showcase our Aquaculture testing service which supports developments in fish health, welfare and nutrition.

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PRESS RELEASE: Small redworm blood test (including encysted larvae) to be launched as a diagnostic service in September 2019

The blood test has been developed by Prof Jacqui Matthews’ group at the Moredun Research Institute (MRI), the main funder being The Horse Trust.

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SCOPS encouraged sheep farmers to use newer wormers as a mid-season lamb dose this summer

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.

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Congratulations to PSP Apprentice Engineer

Pentlands Science Park Apprentice Engineer, Marcel came 5th in the Heating & Ventilation Welding Category at the BESA Scotland Apprentice Awards 2019 which were held at the Scottish Parliament on 20th June.

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Pentlands Science Park celebrates 25th Anniversary

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.

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Salmon Pancreas Disease Trination Meeting 2019

The Pancreas Disease Trination initiative was established in 2005 with the aims to integrate and focus the activities of academia and industry from Norway, Ireland, Scotland and more recently other salmon farming regions.

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New Rapid Diagnostic Test under Development to combat Sheep Scab

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.

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