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Moredun research aims for global solutions

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THE recent rewording of the Moredun Research Institute's mission – ‘to lead in livestock health solutions for global food security’ is a reflection of the research focus and reach of the organisation, according to the institute's chief executive, Julie Fitzpatrick.

Speaking at the institute's annual press day, held at the Pentlands Science Park, near Edinburgh on December 17, Professor Fitzpatrick went onto say that the Moredun aimed to ‘contribute significantly to finding global solutions to food security’, highlighting that there had to be ‘fewer inputs and less waste.’ She added, ‘It is my strong belief that the healthier animals are, the more efficient they are, and that this has a vital role in underpinning human health and nutrition.’

Liver fluke

The press day is held each year to highlight some of the institute's major research projects. Among the research described this year was the evaluation of a new diagnostic test for liver fluke in cattle and sheep, which is being done in collaboration with Quality Meat Scotland. Philip Skuce, who is leading the …

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