27 Apr 2016

Brazil-UK partnership to improve energy and food security through nitrogen fixation

The James Hutton Institute

“The production of fertilisers takes up about 2% of the world’s energy supply. At the same time, they pollute our groundwater and are a major source of greenhouse gases, so it makes sense to reduce fertiliser input for food production.

22 Apr 2016

New book summarises current knowledge of wood ants

The James Hutton Institute

“Bringing together the expertise of ecological researchers and conservation practitioners, the book provides practical and theoretical advice about sampling and monitoring these insects, and outlines the requirements for effective conservation

21 Apr 2016

Feed the world, help the environment and make great beer: beans can really do it all

The James Hutton Institute

"The new brew uses unprocessed whole grains, and will be showcased at several events to mark the International Year of Pulses.

19 Apr 2016

New Saliva Test under Development to Diagnose Equine Encysted Small Strongyle Infection


Scientists at Moredun are currently developing a novel diagnostic blood test for the assessment of encysted small strongyle larval burdens in horses. The diagnostic test detects antibodies to larval cyathostomins encysted in the gut wall of infected horses.

15 Apr 2016

Berries: not just delicious but healthy too

The James Hutton Institute

"Evidence for consuming these soft fruits is excellent; not only do they taste fantastic but they do a bang up job of keeping our health on track

13 Apr 2016

Mining legacy springs hope for greener future

The James Hutton Institute

“Scotland has an outstanding and virtually unexploited minewater geothermal resource base

8 Apr 2016

Scotland’s Environment Web shortlisted for LIFE Citizens’ Award

The James Hutton Institute

"The website has revolutionised the way people access and work with environmental data

4 Apr 2016

Scientists investigate potential of plant traits and intercropping to reduce reliance on fertilisers

The James Hutton Institute

"The benefits of intercropping are clear in other contexts too, like the control of pests and disease or nitrogen use, but we have the first concrete evidence on how intercropping or these specific traits could affect P use.

4 Apr 2016

Professor Randolph Richards receives the RCVS Queens Medal


Congratulations to Moredun Foundation Vice-Chairman Professor Randolph Richards who isthe recipient of this year’s Queen’s Medal, the highest honour that the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) can bestow upon a veterinary surgeon.

21 Mar 2016

Moredun Research Institute is awarded £6.4M to research livestock health and welfare as part of the Scottish Government's funding programme for scientific research


The Scottish Government is investing £48M in 2016-2017 for strategic scientific research in the area of rural affairs, food and the environment.

17 Mar 2016

First Nematodirus Case Confirmed


The first case of Nematodirosis causing deaths and scouring in lambs has been confirmed in the Hereford area this week. The lambs were about 4 weeks of age and grazing high risk pasture with south facing slopes.

11 Mar 2016

Bovine ‘bum bag’ design challenge: Ensuring hygienic collection of faeces from livestock


Moredun scientisits recently set researchers at the School of Textiles & Design a particularly tricky challenge: how to develop a ‘bovine bum bag’ to ensure the hygienic collection of faeces from livestock.

4 Mar 2016

Moredun scientists feature on BBC Out of Doors


Moredun was in attendance at the SRUC – SEPA Biennial Conference in Edinburgh this week (1-2nd March 2016) to discuss the environmental, land management and animal health challenges facing the future of our farming systems.

1 Feb 2016

Analysis of Salmonella strains in Scottish grey seals raises concerns of microbial marine pollution


Scottish grey seal pups are found to be infected with forms of Salmonella bacteria, similar to those isolated from livestock and humans, according to a new study.

11 Jan 2016

Applications open for 2016 Moredun Foundation Awards - funding available to support innovative projects and individuals with an interest in livestock health and welfare


The Moredun Foundation is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the 2016 Moredun Foundation Award Scheme. 

6 Jan 2016

Professor Willie Donachie, former Managing Director of Moredun Scientific and renowned veterinary microbiologist, awarded OBE in New Year’s Honours


Moredun is very proud to announce that Professor Willie Donachie, former Managing Director of Moredun Scientific and past Deputy Director of Moredun Research Institute, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours for services to animal and veterinary biosciences.