EPIC, the Pan-Scottish Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks, is to receive £1.97m in the first year, as part of £48m announced for funding into Scottish agriculture, food and environment research.
The new mobile CT scanner run by Scotland’s Rural College will be providing livestock breeders, processors and researchers with unique insights into meat yields, fat distribution and other traits important for breeding programmes.
SRUC researchers led a critical review of the literature on positive animal welfare – a concept which has developed over the last decade – to determine what it adds to the overall study of animal welfare.
How birds evolved to have characteristics including feathers, flight and song is revealed with new clarity in a major study of their family tree. The four-year project included researchers from the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute.
A dog paralysed in its hind limbs is walking again thanks to physiotherapy treatment at The Royal (Dick) Edinburgh Physiotherapy Assessment & Intensive Rehabilitation (REPAIR) Centre, a new dedicated clinic at the Hospital for Small Animals.
Disease spread within badger populations and within cattle herds happens at least twice as frequently as transmission from one species to the other, according to a study at a site where infections occur frequently.
Exciting partnership launched between Moredun and the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust to tackle problem of louping ill, an often fatal tick-borne virus to which sheep and red grouse are susceptible.
Professor Appolinaire Djikeng has been appointed to head the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health, a partnership between the University of Edinburgh, SRUC and the Africa-based International Livestock Research Institute.
Experts are to tackle one of the biggest health challenges facing society - the ability of common infections to resist drug treatment - in a new facility being created at the University's King's Buildings campus.
Moredun Research Institute and Scotland’s Rural College announce a new strategic partnership, described as ‘game-changing’ in advancing livestock health, welfare production and resilience in support of Scottish and global rural development, food security ...
Growing threats to public health could be addressed by cutting-edge research that reveals how farm animals contribute to the spread of drug-resistant bacteria, a University of Edinburgh study suggests.
Research into the genetics of sea lice resistance and SRS has been shortlisted for the prestigious Newton Prize, which serves to highlight science and innovation promoting economic development of Newton partner countries.
Edinburgh joined institutions from across Scotland to explore possible research partnerships with Indian universities and businesses to highlight expertise in innovation, concentrating on technology, life sciences and precision medicine.
Moredun Research Institute has signed an agreement with Roslin Technologies, SRUC and The Roslin Institute, to fund the commercial development of an E. coli O157:H7 vaccine for cattle to prevent life-threatening illnesses in humans.
Unique nationwide field trial for a vaccine for the prevention of Equine Grass Sickness has been completed, co-ordinated by the Animal Health Trust with support from Moredun Foundation Equine Grass Sickness Fund.
The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines announces partnerships with three animal health companies in West Africa in a bid to accelerate improved availability of animal health medicines and vaccines to smallholder farmers in the region.
A group of experts led by researchers at Moredun Research Institute receive funding from DEFRA for an initiative to demonstrate effectiveness of community-led approaches aimed at controlling sheep scab - a disease which costs the sector £70-£200m per year...
Professor Fitzpatrick is Scientific Director of Moredun Research Group and CEO of The Moredun Group, a world renowned research institute in Midlothian with expertise in livestock health and infectious diseases.
Professor Alistair Lawrence, Chair of Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Edinburgh and Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), has been awarded the title of Honorary Fellow of the International Society for Applied Ethology.
The Gates Foundation announce an additional $40 million over five years for the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed), a public-private partnership which develops livestock vaccines, medicines and diagnostics.
Cutting edge research and development programmes at the "Incubated Worlds" poultry facility will be lead by the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health - a strategic alliance of The University of Edinburgh (through The Roslin Institute), Scotlan...
The workshop, hosted by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, brought together stakeholders from across government departments, fostering a One Health perspective on rabies control
Benchmark, a world leader in salmon genetics and the world leading supplier of salmon eggs, is pleased to announce the commencement of production at its new land based breeding facility in Salten, Norway.
Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal attended a special event held at Pentlands Science Park to celebrate Moredun’s commitment to the contribution of livestock to food production, biodiversity and the environment.
A new comic book developed by the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH) is being used to inspire young people about the power of genetics and how it can provide solutions in the real world.
A multinational team of researchers have been awarded €2m from Horizon 2020 to improve uptake of new digital technologies, increasing the efficiency and sustainability of small ruminant farming systems in Europe and beyond.
A unique event hosted by the world-renowned Moredun Research Institute in Midlothian Science Zone has created a blueprint for future research to solve a 100 year mystery afflicting horses across the world.
Midlothian-based Biotangents has secured £2.2m of new funding and strengthened the management team and Board to further support the next phase of development and roll-out of its ‘on farm’ rapid disease technology.
The Roslin Innovation Centre will be the new business location of choice for companies undertaking strategic, commercial and collaborative research in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Agri-Tech and One Health industries.
Bill Gates and Government Minister Penny Mordaunt are to showcase how communities worldwide are being helped by innovative agricultural research during a visit to the University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus.
John Mackenzie, CEO of Roslin Innovation Centre, gives an insight into the role of the new business gateway during Edinburgh's Life Sciences focus week, part of Visit Scotland's Legends campaign - Scotland Where #IdeasBecomeLegend.
Moredun Research Institute and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are working together to support the NHS by providing extra capacity for vital testing of samples within their laboratory facilities at Pentlands Science Park in Midlothian.
Midlothian Council has approved a new Economic Renewal Strategy, setting out its ambitious approach to managing the transition from lockdown and planning for the longer term challenges the local economy will face.
Roslin Technologies is extending the reach of its advanced animal stem-cell technology with launch of a new venture that will produce and sell high-quality, eco-friendly dog food without the use of farm animals.