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Anthelmintic resistance is a growing concern in the control of helminth infections in ruminant livestock worldwide. This presentation will update on the current situation of AR in sheep, cattle and goats in Europe, its driving factors and economic impact. It will cover the activities of the COST Action COMBAR and provide room to discuss with participants solution routes towards sustainable control approaches that preserve the efficacy of anthelmintic drugs. Through joint collaboration COMBAR aims to pave the way towards a transnational, multi-actor initiative to achieve sustainable helminth control approaches and develop new solutions.
Johannes Charlier (DVM, PhD, Dip. EVPC) is a scientist-entrepreneur and founding manager of the animal health research & consulting agency Kreavet. He obtained his PhD in veterinary sciences from Ghent University where he specialised in the diagnosis, epidemiology, control and economics of parasitic infections in ruminants. His research contributions were published in > 90 scientific publications and were subject of 2 international awards. Passionate about ruminant parasite control, Johannes continues to perform R&D activities in this area and is chair of the COST Action COMBAR “Combatting Anthelmintic Resistance in Ruminants”, a scientific network involving ca. 200 scientists from 32 countries working together on this theme. Johannes is also project manager of the DISCONTOOLS database, contributes to the STAR-IDAZ IRC secretariat and regularly acts as guest-editor for scientific journals.
Length: 1 hour
This webinar is based upon work from COST Action COMBAR, supported by COST
COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.