Detecting emerging threatsUsing surveillance and fore-sighting approaches to detect new risks and emerging trends
Surveillance and fore-sighting to detect emerging threats
EPIC's research focuses on optimising surveillance to detect emerging pathogens and on understanding social, political, environmental and industry trends that impact disease risk.
EPIC works closely with the Scottish Government and SRUC Veterinary Services to collate and analyse data sources on animal disease trends. EPIC's research focuses on developing new methodologies to detect new trends and emerging pathogens.
Working closely with colleagues at Defra, EPIC scientists assess which diseases are most likely to reach Scotland and the potential impact they might have on the Scottish livestock sector.
Scenario planning is a structured foresighting methodology, developed as a medium / long-term planning tool for government and corporations. These methodologies have been adapted by EPIC to give insight into the future of animal health surveillance in Scotland and help develop strategies to improve resilience.
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A Qualitative Study of Irish Dairy Farmer Values Relating to Sustainable Grass-Based Production Practices Using the Concept of ‘Good Farming’
Assessing the Likelihood of High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza Incursion Into the Gamebird Sector in Great Britain via Designated Hatcheries