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Laura Miskell

Project Title: Targeted treatment of gastrointestinal nematode infections in cattle in Ireland

Overview: Recent studies have shown worrying levels of anthelmintic resistance (AR) in gastrointestinal nematodes of cattle in Ireland. My project will evaluate alternative strategies of treatment, TT and TST, to slow down the rate of AR and maintain a refugia of susceptible nematodes within the herd.

I graduated from Athlone Institute of Technology with a degree in veterinary nursing, before completing a masters by research. Following my studies I travelled to Canada and Bahrain where I worked as a veterinary nurse. Carrying out a PhD, focusing on veterinary parasitology, combines my two areas of interest; veterinary science and research.

 I look forward to the experiences this project will bring me, and hope to go on to have a successful career in research and academia

Programme Area: Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Programme

Supervisors: Dr.Orla Keane, Prof. Eric Morgan

University: Queen’s University Belfast 

Location: Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research Centre, Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath C15 PW93

Funding Source: Teagasc