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Vaccine success sees Moredun head to market

It may have a somewhat exotic name but the Barber Pole worm was this week called a “nasty blood-sucking piece of work” by the scientist charged with finding a way to eliminating it.

The work of Dr David Smith and his team at the Moredun Research Institute could make a dramatic difference for sheep and goat keepers all around the world. The scientists have now produced a vaccine that can massively reduce the infestation levels of this parasite.

Read more … (The Scotsman)

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