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Prediction, diagnosis and management of parasite infections in animals.

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Research Interests

I am mainly interested in how climate influences the epidemiology of parasitic infections in animals. Internal parasites, especially helminths (worms), strongly affect the health and fitness of domestic and wild animals, and often have life stages that live away from the main host and are exposed to external environmental conditions. Climate - and climate change - is therefore a key driver of infection patterns. Management of parasites is further challenged by drug resistance, which undermines farming systems that rely on chemical use. Research in my group and with collaborators tries to advance and apply knowledge of the ecology of parasite populations to meet these challenges with better adapted management strategies. We use a combination of experiments on parasite biology, predictive computer modelling, and observations of field epidemiology. The work is global across farmed, companion and wild animal systems, including the troublesome issue of parasite and disease transmission across the wild-domestic interface. The outcomes we seek are more efficient and sustainable ways of managing parasite challenges to animal health, to support livelihoods, animal welfare and conservation in a rapidly changing world.

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Anthelmintics Medicine & Life Sciences
Parasites Medicine & Life Sciences
parasites Agriculture & Biology
anthelmintics Agriculture & Biology
Helminths Medicine & Life Sciences
Ovum Medicine & Life Sciences
Angiostrongylus Medicine & Life Sciences
gastrointestinal nematodes Agriculture & Biology

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2001 2019

A survey of the level of horse owner uptake of evidence-based anthelmintic treatment protocols for equine helminth control in the UK

Tzelos, T., Morgan, E. R., Easton, S., Hodgkinson, J. E. & Matthews, J. B., Oct 2019, In : Veterinary Parasitology. 274, 6 p., 108926.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clinical Protocols

Heterogeneity in helminth infections: Factors influencing aggregation in a simple host-parasite system

Tinsley, R. C., Vineer, H. R., Grainger-Wood, R. & Morgan, E. R., 06 Sep 2019, In : Parasitology. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Downloads (Pure)

Opportunistic bacteria and mass mortality in ungulates: lessons from an extreme event

Robinson, S., Milner-Gulland, E. J., Grachev, Y., Salemgareyev, A., Orynbayev, M., Lushchekina, A., Morgan, E., Beauvais, W., Singh, N., Khomenko, S., Cammack, R. & Kock, R., Jun 2019, In : Ecosphere. 10, 6, 22 p., e02671.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
mass mortality
extreme event

Overview of Taenia solium cysticercosis in West Africa

Weka, R., Kamani, J., Cogan, T., Eisler, M. & Morgan, E., 01 Feb 2019, In : Acta Tropica. 190, p. 329-338

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Taenia solium
Western Africa
2 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Reduced egg shedding in nematode-resistant ewes and projected epidemiological benefits under climate change

Rose Vineer, H., Baber, P., White, T. & Morgan, E. R., Nov 2019, In : International Journal for Parasitology. 49, 12, p. 901-910 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Climate Change