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Dr Philip Skuce

Dr Philip Skuce

Moredun Research Institute
Pentlands Science Park
Bush Loan
Midlothian EH26 0PZ


Philip Skuce is a Principal Scientist at Moredun. He is a graduate of Queens University, Belfast, where he gained a PhD in Parasitology. He continued his research at the Veterinary Sciences Division, Stormont, before joining Moredun in 1995.

His research interests are in the diagnosis and control of parasitic diseases in livestock, specifically roundworm and fluke infections and the detection and management of anthelmintic resistance. He also has interests in livestock and climate change and is the Knowledge Exchange Sectorial Lead for Livestock in the new Scottish Government Strategic Research Programme.

Current Research

  • Improved diagnosis of liver fluke in the live animal
  • Detection of fluke stages in the environment
  • Rumen fluke epidemiology
  • Detection and management of triclabendazole resistance
  • Liver fluke vaccine studies
  • Species identification of gastrointestinal nematodes
  • Detection and management of anthelmintic resistance
  • Animal health and greenhouse gas emissions

Selected Key Publications