Cows at Woodpark farm

Enhancing food safety and food security

We are protecting people from food-borne infections such as Campylobacter and Salmonella as well as ensuring the health and welfare of food producing animals.

Highlights of our research include:

Multi-million investment for food security research

Institute investigators, working with University ‌colleagues and the N8 Partnership have secured £8 million in funding to develop an Agri-Food Resilience programme. Read more...


CODD in sheep

Our researchers have been studying a cause of lameness in sheep called contagious ovine digital dermatitis (‌CODD). This is a severe infectious lameness of sheep which causes considerable animal welfare issues and substantial economic losses across the UK. Read more...


Liverpool Livestock Lameness Group

The Group is primarily focused on undertaking research into the aetiology, epidemiology, management and prevention of infectious dermatological disorders of the foot in which lameness is the primary clinical feature. Read more...


Liver ‌fluke at Liverpool

We are working on finding improved ways to control liver fluke infection in ‌sheep and cattle by designing new diagnostic tests, developing strategic control programmes and sustainable use of drug treatments, and supporting vaccine development. Read more...