Members of Moredun's Senior Management Team will be swapping their officewear for their sleeping bags to take part in the world's largest charity sleep out event on 9th December.
The rising threat of the fatal and infectious lung disease (ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma [OPA], commonly known as Jaagsiekte) is increasing in reach and severity, which has led both the National Farmers’ Union and Livestock Health Scotland to issue advice aimed at cutting these rises.
Dr Alasdair Nisbet, has been successful in obtaining new research funding from the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) to evaluate a new technique that would greatly reduce the number of hens used in the efficacy testing of vaccines.
It is well known that liming can improve forage production but the wider effects of liming are poorly understood. A liming research project underway at the Game & Wildlife Scottish Demonstration Farm (GWSDF) Auchnerran now incorporates studies being run by Moredun Research Institute.
Moredun and the Farmers Network recently joined forces on farm in Cumbria to produce a very informative and interesting livestock production event.
The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has recently announced it's new presidential team which sees Moredun's Professor Julie Fitzpatrick appointed as vice president alongside the society's new president, Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt QC.
Following the success of the War of the Worms, Moredun were delighted to join forces once again with animator Selina Wagner (Blobina Animations) to create another engaging short film. Battle of the Bugs highlights the key biosecurity messages that are a critically important part of disease prevention and control.
Professor Julie Fitzpatrick the Scientific Director of the Moredun Research Institute and Chief Executive of the Moredun Group, also holds a Chair in Food Security in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow.
Biobest and Moredun are celebrating the ‘coming of age’ of their collaboration to provide rabies serology testing for the international movement of pet cats and dogs.
Many congratulations to President of the Moredun Foundation, Dr John Cameron CBE, who has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of St Andrews for his contributions to agriculture, transport and education.
Moredun is a partner in VetBioNet which aims to reinforce the cooperation between Europe’s leading high-containment research infrastructures to advance research on epizootic and zoonotic diseases and to promote technological developments.
Moredun organised a workshop for farmers this week (Wednesday 8th March) to demonstrate the links between better disease control and improved economic return both in terms of production costs and return on sale.
Professor Lee Innes, a renowned scientist and Moredun’s Director of Communications, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Congratulations to Professor Lee Innes, Moredun’s Director of Communications, who received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange at the prestigious Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.
Moredun’s Director of Communications, Professor Lee Innes, has been shortlisted for Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange at the prestigious Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017.
Huge congratulations to Scott Brown, one of our South of Scotland Regional Advisors, who was recently awarded Farm Animal Health Advisor of the Year at the OvertheCounter Awards.
Congratulations to Moredun Foundation Board member, John Campbell, founder and chairman of the Glenrath Farms empire, who has been knighted in the New Year Honours List for his services to farming and charitable service to entrepreneurship.
Recent research by Moredun scientists and colleagues has provided new opportunities for the development of diagnostic tests for ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA).
The Royal Smithfield awards its Bicentenary Trophy to publicly recognise an individual’s significant contribution to the overall benefit of the British meat and livestock industry.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Moredun Foundation today to find out how creative design has been applied to benefit the health and welfare of livestock in a special event to help celebrate Scotland’s year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.
In response to increasing reports of anthelmintic (wormer) resistance in many of our common gastro-intestinal worms affecting the health and welfare of livestock and horses, Moredun has teamed up with animator Selina Wagner (Blobina Animations) to create an engaging and entertaining short film highlighting the important elements involved in the development and spread of anthelmintic resistance.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Graeme Cook as the new Director for the Centre of Knowledge Exchange and Impact (CKEI) with effect from 12th of September 2016.
In response to increasing reports of anthelmintic (wormer) resistance in many of our common gastro-intestinal worms affecting the health and welfare of livestock and horses, Moredun has teamed up with animator Selina Wagner (Blobina Animations) to create an engaging and entertaining short film hi
Moredun and The Crown Estate Scotland Portfolio have extended their collaboration to produce Biosecurity information in a clear and concise format developed and produced at Moredun by Dr Beth Wells and aimed to encourage livestock farmers to encompass a proactive approach to disease prevention an
Ana Herrero, a PhD student at the Moredun Research Institute and the University of Stirling, was crowned the winning of the Young Scientist Award at the 10th Aquaculture UK Conference in Aviemore last week (25th May). The exhibition and conference is one of the major events
Scientists at Moredun are currently developing a novel diagnostic blood test for the assessment of encysted small strongyle larval burdens in horses. The diagnostic test detects antibodies to larval cyathostomins encysted in the gut wall of infected horses.
Moredun scientisits recently set researchers at the School of Textiles & Design a particularly tricky challenge: how to develop a ‘bovine bum bag’ to ensure the hygienic collection of faeces from livestock.
Scottish grey seal pups are found to be infected with forms of Salmonella bacteria, similar to those isolated from livestock and humans, according to a new study.
The Moredun Foundation is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the 2016 Moredun Foundation Award Scheme.