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    VetSoc Clinical Talk- ‘Problems in Parasitology’

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    VetSoc Clinical Talk- ‘Problems in Parasitology’

    • 24 Nov 2016 to 24 Nov 2016
    • UCD School of Veterinary Medicine
    • UCD VetSoc

    Event Description

    This week UCD FAVS welcome James O’ Shaughnessy up to talk about Farm Animal Parasitology in ROom 115 VET at 7pm. This is a talk not to be missed for third years as they prepare for both their practical and written Parasitology exams. There are frequently farm animal cases in the practical component of the exam and also in the written. This talk is also relevant for all other years, as parasite control is an important part of farm animal practice. James is a UCD graduate. He graduated in 2000 and then began working in mixed practice. After 10 years of practice he decided to do a PhD which he completed between UCD and Teagasc, Grange. He received his PhD in 2014. Since then, he has worked in UCD and also in the Department of Agriculture as a research officer. His main interests are Ruminant Parasitology in both dairy and beef herds, strategic use of anthelmintics and disease prevention on a herd health level. James hopes to highlight the important features of many common farm animal parasites including lung worm, liver fluke, rumen fluke to name but a few. He will discuss the life cycles briefly, and then focus on clinical signs, treatment, control and prevention. As usual, we will have free tea/coffee and biscuits before & pizza after the talk!