GLOWORM

Helminths in European livestock

This PhD is part of the EU founded consortium: GLOWORM (www.gloworm.eu/) which aims at predicting and mitigating changes in epidemiology, seasonality and geographic distribution of helminths in European livestock due to global warming and increasing anthelmintic resistance. In collaboration with the other members of the GLOWWORM consortium, the contributions of the Section for Veterinary Epidemiology are

  • to evaluate the financial impact of gastro-intestinal nematode infection on livestock production in Europe.
  • to assess the influence of different management factors on the prevalence and abundance of nematodes in sheep flocks.
  • to describe the development of Haemonchus contortus in relation to meteorological conditions on alpine pastures.