100 Years of Research

Prof Julie Fitzpatrick, Science Director & Chief Executive of The Moredun Foundation, was recently interviewed for BBC Scotland’s “Out of Doors” radio programme. Listen to her discuss 100 years of research & education: [YOUTUBE] http://bit.ly/outofdoorsradio@BBCOutofDoors #Moredun100

Grass sickness has long been a research interest of Moredun, of which the Equine Grass Sickness Fund is a charitable arm. Research into grass sickness at Moredun dates back to the 1920s when clydesdale horses were a key element of farming ‘equipment’. Extensive losses of these magnificent horses had a significant impact on farming, and is said to be one of the main reasons why tractors were so quickly adopted onto Scottish farms in the post war years.

This beautiful clydesdale mare almost succumbed to grass sickness
Queen of the paddock – restored to her former beauty