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Consortium to tackle animal disease

PUBLISHED: 19:47 09 April 2008 | UPDATED: 08:23 28 March 2014

APRIL 9, 2008: A new consortium is to be launched in Scotland that will join
the forces of over six hundred scientists to help streamline research
into animal diseases.

According to


the BBC news, the Easter Bush Research Consortium has experts from


Roslin Institute, Scottish Agricultural College, Moredun Research


Institute and Edinburgh University.








A two-day conference in Edinburgh from Monday will mark the EBRC's launch.







The BBC says delegates will address issues such as the spread of


diseases and how to meet the increasing demand for livestock while


minimising environmental impact.







Professor David Hume, director of The Roslin Institute, which recently


joined with the University of Edinburgh, said the new set-up would


create one of the largest concentrations of experts in animal life


sciences in the world.







Research within the EBRC will look at effective disease controls and


treatments, food safety, animal welfare and sustainable management of


farm animals. A major focus will be on the role that genes play in


animal health.




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