is an ambitious animal heath consortium project.
EPIC brings together Scottish-based expertise under one umbrella to best prepare Scotland's livestock industry and stakeholders for Animal Disease Outbreaks.
Take a look at our aims below.
EPIC provides evidence based advice to Scottish Government and relevant partners e.g. non-departmental public bodies and local government. This can range from developing risk assessments to providing advice for contingency plans to be rapidly swung into action in the event of an outbreak.
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The Scottish Government has today announced the re-commissioning of EPIC, the Pan-Scottish Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks.
DEFRA publish important risk assessment of the Bluetongue (BTV-8) outbreak in central France spreading to the UK
Avian influenza has been formally confirmed on a poultry farm near Dunfermline. Laboratory tests have identified a very mild strain of the H5N1 virus.
Suspect Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza case in a Dunfermline poultry farm, is currently being investigated. The advice from HPS is that the risk to human health is considered very low.
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