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Animal Welfare

Oregano oil and purple garlic prove perfect tonic for piglets

A recent study by scientists from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), the University of Murcia and the Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Development (IMIDA) found oregano essential oil and purple garlic offer similar or superior results to zinc oxide when added to weaning piglets' feed in to preventing and reducing digestive problems.…

  • SRUC
  • 22/01/2024
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National Day of the Horse Blog

In this blog by Pippa Morrision, Senior Lecturer at SRUC, she reflects on how horses have shaped her own life and how we use scientific research to continue to learn more about them.…

  • Pippa Morrison
  • 13/12/2023
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SRUC joins new centre tackling food security and climate change

Scientists from SRUC will carry out research into plant breeding and animal nutrition to increase productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of a new centre announced by UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.…

  • SRUC
  • 21/11/2023
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Winter Care for Horses

With recent cold weather moving in we hope these top tips below will be helpful in caring for your horses, ponies and donkeys over the winter. …

  • Peter Hastie
  • 10/11/2023
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SRUC Vet School at the London Vet Show 2023

SRUC will be showcasing its new School of Veterinary Medicine at the upcoming London Vet Show, one of the biggest of its kind in the UK, this month. …

  • SRUC
  • 09/11/2023
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Scientists record rats ‘talking’ with their mouths full

While people generally believe it is bad manners to talk with your mouth full, this is not the case with rats according to scientists.…

  • SRUC
  • 29/06/2023
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Breeding for feed-efficient dairy cows

The largest UK study of its kind aims to enhance breeding for feed efficient dairy cows.…

  • SRUC
  • 03/04/2023
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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.…

  • SRUC
  • 30/03/2023
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Study looks at impact of ferrying livestock

The impact of ferry journeys on livestock being transported between the Northern Isles and the mainland will be assessed as part of a new project aiming to maximise animal welfare while avoiding significant constraints on this important trade.…

  • SRUC
  • 22/02/2023
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Dog profiles key to rehoming success

With pet ownership – and rehoming – rising during the coronavirus pandemic, new research has found the content of description profiles could improve the long-term success of dog adoptions.…

  • SRUC
  • 03/08/2022
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SRUC offers UK first with new courses

An HND in Rural Animal Health is one of several new courses being introduced by SRUC as it moves towards growing the country’s first tertiary model of veterinary teaching and learning.…

  • SRUC
  • 12/07/2022
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Partnership working key for dairy-beef supply chain

The supply of dairy-bred calves has come under the spotlight as part of a project led by SRUC.…

  • SRUC
  • 17/06/2022
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