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.