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The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
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Thursday, May 17 • 8:00am - 8:30am
Gaps in nematode research and communication capacity – an industry risk ?

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Small ruminant nematodes remain a major cause of impaired animal health and production, but are the resources to develop and communicate effective recommendations to livestock owners still adequate ? Research over recent years has developed new strategies to optimise worm control efficiency and prolong the life of remaining effective products. Some other approaches, especially non-anthelmintic, are less well-developed or more complex to implement, and require further development for routine adoption. The need to increase the implementation of research-backed strategies and to explore less-developed approaches is well-recognised, but the number of specialist livestock parasite researchers has declined in recent years, and the extension effort by most state government organisations has also reduced. We need debate on the structures and strategies appropriate to ensure sufficient technical expertise and communication resources, or we risk increasing, but avoidable, parasitic losses to the small ruminant industries.

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Brown Besier

Veterinary Parasitologist, Brown Besier Parasitology
Graduated Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland in 1973, and worked with the WA Department of Agriculture until 2016, as a field veterinary officer and then a parasitologist from 1980. Completed a PhD on Barbers Pole worm in 1992, and was Leader of para... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
Plaza P3 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre