Sheep & goat health schemes
Supporting vets and farmers to control economically important infectious diseases of sheep and goats.
SRUC Veterinary Services works in partnership with farmers, vets and breed societies throughout the UK to control economically important infectious diseases in sheep and goats.
Premium Sheep and Goat Health Schemes
SRUC Veterinary Services runs the Premium Sheep and Goat Health Schemes (PSGHS) from St Boswell's in the Scottish Borders. The PSGHS provides programmes of testing and biosecurity so that members can achieve health status for Maedi Visna (MV), Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE), Enzootic Abortion of Ewes (EAE) and Johne's Disease.
Highlands and Islands Sheep Health Association
Highlands and Islands Sheep Health Association (HISHA) is a farmer-led member organisation whose flocks are monitored by SRUC Veterinary Services in order to supply the market with EAE accredited breeding stock.
European sheep project identifies health and nutrition solutions
A three-year project, spanning eight European countries, has identified nearly 100 solutions to farmers’ sheep health and nutrition needs.
First UK outing for portable chambers to measure sheep methane
High-tech portable chambers for measuring methane emissions from sheep are being used in the UK for the first time.
European sheep researchers go down under to discover best practices
SRUC will host a webinar giving an overview of the New Zealand sheep industry.
Webinars deliver support for sheep farmers
A new series of webinars, designed to assist sheep farmers maximise lamb performance from birth to weaning, has emphasised the importance of colostrum at lambing to reduce antimicrobial resistance on Scottish farms.
Supporting Scotland’s crofting communities
In all the crofting counties, SAC Consulting has a team of local, independent advisors who are well versed in the many aspects of crofting – and there are, indeed, many. Our aim in supporting this vital aspect of agriculture in Scotland is to strengthen and progress modern crofting and give crofters the advice and knowledge that will ensure that they can thrive.