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Top ten in ALBAS final

Ten SRUC students and apprentices from a range of subjects and campuses have been selected as finalists in this year’s Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills (the ALBAS).…

  • SRUC
  • 26/01/2024
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SRUC robot horse is put through its paces

SRUC has unveiled a new £100k state-of-the-art robot horse – the first of its kind in Scotland.…

  • SRUC
  • 15/12/2023
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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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Weight management is key to wellbeing of native ponies

Native ponies are at particular risk of obesity and insulin dysregulation (ID), which is a key risk factor for laminitis. However, certain management practices can help reduce the risk of laminitis and recent research has explored how commonly used some of these are in Scotland.…

  • SRUC
  • 06/12/2023
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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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Gift horses for equine students

Two new horses have joined the stable at SRUC thanks to a generous donation. …

  • SRUC
  • 24/08/2023
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Zoo poo and ‘hot dogs’

SRUC reveals activities for 2023 Royal Highland Show.…

  • SRUC
  • 12/06/2023
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SRUC celebrates student successes at ALBAS

Agriculture, Horse Care and Engineering students from SRUC were among the top winners at this year’s Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills (ALBAS).…

  • SRUC
  • 13/03/2023
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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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Getting a stranglehold on equine disease

SRUC is hosting a special event to promote Strangles Awareness Week (SAW) which aims to highlight the dangers of the highly contagious equine disease and help prevent an outbreak. …

  • SRUC
  • 15/03/2022
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Horse power helps owners through lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic had a negative impact on the mental health and wellbeing of horse owners, a new study by SRUC has found.…

  • SRUC
  • 12/08/2021
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Rooting out causes of hoof condition

Researchers at SRUC are calling on native-breed horse and pony owners in Aberdeenshire to help them with the next phase of their study into laminitis.…

  • SRUC
  • 11/06/2021
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