10 Jan 2018

Control of a parasitic nematode in sheep by vaccination with recombinant antigens

A poster summarising two trials testing the immunity of sheep to T. Circumcincta once treated with a recombinant vaccine; the trials found that sheep treated with this vaccine had higher levels of protection against this parisitic nematode in the definitive host. 

10 Jan 2018

Impact of Controlling of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus in Livestock Through Evidence-driven Behaviour Changes on Farms and Through Veterinarians

Established health schemes to control Bovine Viral  Diarrhoea (BVD) on Scottish farms and subsequently underpinned the rationale for cost-effective control strategies that have been adopted in health schemes around the UK.

Plant and Animal Health

17 Nov 2017

BVDV eradication in Scotland

Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is an economically important disease of cattle that causes abortion, infertility, and may increase rates of respiratory and gastro-intestinal disorders.

17 Nov 2017

BVD Prevalence in Scottish Beef Suckler Herds

Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) is a common and costly disease in beef suckler and dairy herds worldwide. BVD leads to fertility problems in cows, death in persistently infected (PI) animals and predisposes animals of all ages to infection with other agents such as respiratory and enteric pathogens.

25 Oct 2017

Rural Affairs, Food and Environment Research Strategy for 2016 - 2021

This strategy sets out the principles and processes behind the investment we will make in research for the Rural Affairs, Food and Environment portfolio from 2016 to 2021.

Rural Economy, Climate and the Environment