Endoparasites live inside the body and comprise mostly the parasitic worms (helminths). Helminth infections cause significant disease in wild and domestic animals, while attempts to control them are challenged by changing epidemiological patterns and drug resistance. We take a predictive ecological approach, in an attempt to understand the complex interactions between host, parasite and environment, and to utilise this knowledge to achieve sustainable control.
Current endoparasite research
Major research themes in this area are:
- Climate change and helminth infections in grazing livestock
- Emerging lungworm disease in domestic carnivores
- Parasite transmission at the wildlife-domestic animal interface
Dr Eric Morgan, School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol Life Sciences Building, 24, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ