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A Novel Approach to Worm Control

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25m 45s
Preventative Equine Medicine
26 Apr 2021
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Dr Laura Peachey, BVSc, PhD

Dr Laura Peachey qualified in Veterinary Science from the University of Liverpool in 2007, having intercalated with a bachelor of science in veterinary pathology at the Royal Veterinary College in 2005. Following a veterinary degree, she completed a clinical internship in equine medicine and surgery at the University of Liverpool followed by a research project investigating an outbreak of neurological disease in donkeys in the Gambia. She then performed a research assistant role at the University of Liverpool in 2010 evaluating the potential of bioactive plant compounds to treat equine gastrointestinal parasites in Ethiopia. Her research at Liverpool subsequently evolved into a PhD focusing on resistance of equine small strongyles to wormers and alternative control methods for treating these parasites. Following this in 2016, she was awarded a fellowship from the Horserace Betting Levy Board, the Thoroughbred Breeders Association and the European Breeders Fund in order to continue research into investigating horse-parasite-bacteria interactions in small strongyle infections at the University of Cambridge.