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Dr Ian Scott

Senior Lecturer in Parasitology

School of Veterinary Science

Born and brought up in Liverpool, in the UK, Vet degree and PhD from Glasgow University in Scotland.  Worked briefly in companion animal and mixed practices in the UK. Moved to NZ in 1997 to commence a post-doc at Massey. Began a split position lecturing and working as a study director for the Animal Health Services Centre (now Estendart) in 1999.  Switched to full time teaching in 2002.

Senior Lecturer in Parasitology.  Interested in all aspects of Parasitology and animal health and welfare in general.  Research interests include diagnosis, treatment, pathophysiology of parasitic disease, Co-author, with Ian Sutherland, of the 2010 book Gastrointestinal Nematodes of Sheep and Cattle: Biology and Control

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Contact details

  • Ph: 85157
    Location: 8.29, IVABS
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

All aspects of veterinary parasitology, including evolution of parasites, disease mechanisms, anthelmintics, anthelmintic resistance.

Ethical and practical issues relating to complementary and alternative medicines in veterinary practice and organic farming.


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Veterinary Diagnosis and Diagnostics (070703): Veterinary Immunology (070705): Veterinary Parasitology (070708): Veterinary Sciences (070700)


Veterinary Parasitology

Use of alternative, complementary therapies in Veterinary Medicine - ethical issues

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 3 13

Completed Projects

Project Title: PfX - Parasite management and control practices on Thoroughbred stud farms in New Zealand

In recent years, resistance to deworming products has been described for the major gastrointestinal parasites that affect horses. Therefore, some treatments available to treat parasite burdens in horses may no longer be effective. High parasite burdens may affect the health, performance and welfare of horses. Often, many horses are treated when they don't need to be or they may not be treated effectively when they do actually need it. Parasite management strategies are important within the racing and breeding industry due to the high value of the horses and the number of horses involved. This project aims to understand the current parasite control practices within the racing and breeding industry in New Zealand and assess whether resistance to deworming products is present. This study will benefit the breeding and racing industry in New Zealand long term through reduced reliance on deworming products, reduced associated costs, and improved animal welfare and production levels
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Date Range: 2013 - 2015

Funding Body: The Equine Trust

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

Veterinary Parasitology

Use of alternative, complementary therapies in Veterinary Medicine - ethical issues


Paper co-ordinator for:

193.211 Infectious diseases of animals and

227.312 Veterinary Infectious and Parasitic Diseases II

Courses Coordinated

  • 193.211 Infectious Diseases of Animals
  • 227.312 Veterinary Infectious and Parasitic Diseases II

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 3 2

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Seer Ikurior - Doctor of Philosophy
    Develop support tools for sustainable control of GI nematodes in sheep
  • Andrew Dowling - Doctor of Philosophy
    The economic impact of Fasciola hepatica for New Zealand dairy cows
  • Kevin Lawrence - Doctor of Philosophy
    The epidemiology of Theileria Orientalis Ikeda type in New Zealand

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2017 - Daniela Tapia Escarate - Doctor of Philosophy
    A study on some aspects of the pathogenicity, diagnosis and control of gastrointestinal nematodes in deer
  • 2014 - Christian Sauermann - Doctor of Philosophy
    Some aspects of the population dynamics of Cooperia oncophora

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