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Poultry research co-authored by BioSS scientists awarded 2019 3Rs prize

Poultry research co-authored by BioSS scientists awarded 2019 3Rs prize

Poultry red mites are a global problem for the egg industry
“We are delighted to have contributed from our side to the success of this work with our Moredun colleagues. It demonstrates once again the benefits of interdisciplinary research, and in particular of thoughtful and effective experimental design and data analysis to promote the optimal use of animals in scientific research.”
Poultry red mites are a global problem for the egg industry

A research paper co-authored by Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS) scientists has been named as joint winner of the 2019 3Rs prize, a prestigious award which recognises work that has had a major impact on the replacement, reduction and refinement of the use of animals in research.

The study, led by Dr Francesca Nunn from the Moredun Research Institute, describes an optimised device to improve the testing of treatments against poultry red mites, reducing the number of hens used in field trials.

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