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Pig health initiative underway in Scotland
A further project funded by the Scottish Government to offer long- term support for
The funding is part of a £1 million package announced by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead in August 2008 after consultation with the Scottish pig industry.
QMS Head of Industry Development Andy McGowan said: "This is a unique opportunity for a talented veterinarian to lead the ambitious plans of the Scottish pig industry towards national control and eradication of significant endemic diseases.
Other projects that have been given the go-ahead for funding from the £1 million were:
- A pig business network to improve benchmarking, collaboration and efficiencies across the supply chain
- Provision of additional support for the QMS pork promotion campaign
- Research into pigmeat labelling
- New guidance and one-to-one advice on slurry and waste management
- Research into Pig Wasting Multi-Systemic Syndrome
- Research to develop a test for mycotoxin zearalenone, a feed contaminant affecting breeding and growth rates, in pig tissues.