Parasite webcast for veterinarians Dec.13

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Register now for a webcast on anthelmintic resistance that will take place Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. Central Time.

This Webinar, hosted by Bovine Veterinarian and sponsored by Merck Animal Health, will feature international cattle parasite expert Dr. Louis Gasbarre, and will be moderated by parasite expert Dr. Bert Stromberg.

Anthelmintic resistance in the U.S. cattle population was first identified in 2004 by the USDA. The 2009 NAHMS survey identified potential resistance in cattle in several states. Research has indicated a potential shift in the paradigm of parasites in pasture cattle with a new most-prevalent pasture parasite identified. This webcast will discuss changes in the pasture paradigm and discuss the economic impact of parasites that have developed resistance to popular dewormers. New treatment protocols to manage parasite resistance will be discussed.

Included in this free 1-hour webcast will be a live question and answer period with Dr. Gasbarre.

Register now for this free webcastfor veterinarians here

More about Dr. Louis Gasbarre
Dr. Lou Gasbarre received his PhD in Zoology in 1978 from the University of Maryland, College Park. From 1978-80, he was a Rockefeller Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the WHO Immunology Research and Training Center, Lausanne, Switzerland. From 1981 to 2003 he was a Microbiologist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, at the Animal Parasitology Institute, Livestock and Poultry Science Institute and Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Beltsville, Md. From 2003-2009, he was the Research Leader of the Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory of the USDA Agricultural Research Service.

Gasbarre retired in 2009 after nearly 30 years of service with the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA. Since then, Gasbarre has continued to work in the area of cattle parasites as a consultant. He is a past president of both the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists and the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists. He was the receipt of the Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologist award of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists in 2003 and was elected an honorary member of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology in 2011. He has been involved in research on the immunology, epidemiology and genetics of gastrointestinal nematode infections of cattle for the past 30 years.



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Donna    
Olympia, WA  |  December, 05, 2011 at 07:27 PM

I always have hopes that veterinarians might consider allowing we livestock folks to listen in/participate to their webinars especially since it is all of us who are generally the first line of defense for our animals.


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