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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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Research Output

Biology and Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Cattle

Charlier, J., Höglund, J., Morgan, E. R., Geldhof, P., Vercruysse, J. & Claerebout, E., Mar 2020, In : Veterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice. 36, 1, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Environmental DNA-based xenomonitoring for determining Schistosoma presence in tropical freshwaters

    Alzaylaee, H., Collins, R. A., Shechonge, A., Ngatunga, B. P., Morgan, E. R. & Genner, M. J., 12 Feb 2020, In : Parasites & vectors. 13, 11 p., 63.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 9 Downloads (Pure)

    GLOWORM-PARA: a flexible framework to simulate the population dynamics of the parasitic phase of gastrointestinal nematodes infecting grazing livestock

    Rose Vineer, H., Verschave, S. H., Claerebout, E., Vercruysse, J., Shaw, D. J., Charlier, J. & Morgan, E. R., 23 Jan 2020, In : International Journal for Parasitology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Response to resources and parasites depends on health status in extensively grazed sheep

    Liddell, C., Morgan, E. R., Bull, K. & Ioannou, C. C., 05 Feb 2020, In : Proceedings. Biological sciences. 287, 1920, 7 p., 20192905.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 11 Downloads (Pure)

    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