The Moredun Foundation Equine Grass Sickness Fund (EGSF) was launched in 1988 by Moredun and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies to provide a research hub dedicated to improving treatment, finding the cause and developing means of preventing this devastating disease.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the charity, a research conference was held at Pentlands Science Park on Saturday 28th April.
Moredun’s Chief Executive, Professor Julie Fitzpatrick opened the special event which saw over 100 distinguished delegates gather to hear the latest research updates from a number of excellent speakers:
The conference ended with John Keen chairing a Q&A panel with additional guest panellists Bruce McGorum of the Dick Vet, Richard Newton of the Animal Health Trust and Roly Owers of World Horse Welfare.
During the day Roly Owers presented the Heidi Award for EGSF Supporter of the Year 2018 to Yvonne Maclean, organiser of the Ross-shire Fun Show. Carina Cuthbert also attended on behalf of Hunter Macdonald, Lindsay Macrae and Sarah Milne to receive a special 30th Anniversary Award for Best Team as invaluable supporters of Yvonne’s inventive fundraising initiatives.
The Heidi Award was donated in 2015 by Sam and Rebecca Seath in memory of their mare Heidi who was lost to grass sickness.
For more information about equine grass sickness and the work of the fund please visit the EGSF website.