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Amanda McEvoy

Technologist - Fasciola hepatica Vaccine and Diagnostics

Research Interests

Understanding the impact of parasites to ruminant livestock health, welfare and productivity. This includes anthelmintic resistance in gastrointestinal nematodes, developing and optimising novel diagnostic tests for F. hepatica and researching different vaccine strategies against F. hepatica.

Current Projects

Fasciola hepatica Vaccine and Diagnostics


MSc Parasitology and Pathogen Biology (achieved 1.1 from Queen’s University Belfast)

BSc (Hons) Zoology with Microbiology (achieved 1.1 from University of Galway)

  • Diagnosis of sheep fasciolosis caused by Fasciola hepatica using cathepsin L enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA). 2021. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2021.109517
  • The effect of naturally acquired rumen fluke infection on animal health and production in dairy and beef cattle in the UK. 2022. DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2022.968753