SRUC Veterinary Services provide national veterinary disease surveillance for the Scottish Government and also contribute to UK surveillance through collaboration with the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) in both disease monitoring and statutory disease control schemes. We identify new and emerging animal problems and monitor animal diseases as they affect domestic animal populations. Our veterinary services team are experts in animal disease, diagnosis and surveillance. Our staff provide a practical approach coupled with strong scientific knowledge.
The Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS) has been in operation since 1992. It is part of the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP), and is funded by the Scottish and UK governments. The project provides a systematic and coordinated approach to the surveillance of Scotland's marine species by collating, analysing and reporting data of all whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as cetaceans), seals, marine turtles and basking sharks that strand on the Scottish coastline.

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