There is a great need to establish field-applicable and improved tools for monitoring anthelmintic efficacy and detecting AR in livestock. This presentation will update the different approaches used for the assessment of anthelmintic efficacy and hence for the diagnosis of AR in ruminants, including in vivo (faecal egg count reduction test), in vitro and DNA-based molecular methods. It will cover the activities of the Working Group 1 of the COST Action COMBAR and provide room to discuss with participants the harmonisation of standardized protocols with the aim to provide up-to-date and reliable information on the occurrence of AR in ruminants in Europe.
Laura Rinaldi (MSc, PhD, Ass. EVPC) is a Full Professor of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases at the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, University of Napoli Federico II (Italy). She was the recipient of the “Peter Nansen Young Scientist” Award given by the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) in 2011. She is Editor of the scientific Journals Geospatial Health and Parasitology. Since 2020 she has been nominated as Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Diagnosis of Intestinal Helminths and Protozoa and Vice President of the Italian Society of Parasitology (2020-2024). Her research topics are focused on the epidemiology, diagnosis and control (including anthelmintic resistance) of helminth infections in ruminants. She has been Responsible for the Research Unit and Work Package Leader of the EU Projects FP6 PARASOL and FP7 GLOWORM and is currently the Leader of the Working Group 1 (improving diagnosis) of the EU COST Action
Since 2009 Prof. Dr. Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna is Professor (W3) and director at the Institute for Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. He is a diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College. His main research interests include the molecular investigation of the mode of anthelmintic action and mechanisms of resistance. Particularly the issue of anthelmintic resistance in equine gastro-intestinal parasites has been an area to which he conducted numerous fundamental research and field studies. He is a member of the editorial board of Veterinary Parasitology, Parastiology Research and IJP Drugs and Drug Resistance.
Length: 1 hour
This webinar is based upon work from COST Action COMBAR, supported by COST
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