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This webinar will discuss how climate and weather affect parasite transmission and generate the typical infection patterns observed on farms in Europe. Further, how climate change and increasing variation in weather patterns lead to challenges for parasite control on farms. Finally, how advisors can help farmers to navigate this changing situation, especially as the effectiveness of synthetic anthelmintics diminishes and new but complex options for parasite control emerge.
Eric Morgan is Professor in Veterinary Parasitology at Queen’s University Belfast, and Diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (DipEVPC). His research interests centre on the epidemiology of animal diseases under climate change, especially helminths in grazing ruminants, and consequences for their management. This includes the use of experiments, computer models and field trials to develop efficient and sustainable approaches to control under increasing anthelmintic resistance. He supports the development and dissemination of best practice in parasite control through industry and government bodies, including COWS and SCOPS in the UK, EU COST Action COMBAR, and the Star-IDAZ international research consortium on animal health.
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.